I have started a Kindergarten through 2nd grade choir at a small Episcopal church and was wondering what curriculums people have used, would recommend, or would recommend against. I’m looking for something to hopefully incorporate a little Orff/Kodaly, scripture, and possibly even basic Bible songs that children seem to be missing nowadays. It will lead into a RSCM program in the older choir for those of you familiar with their curriculum. Any and all suggestions covering all or any of these issues will be such a lifesaver.
Many thanks and thanks in advance for all your help in the past and continued help in the future.
Hi, Jon. My late wife used straightforward Koday with her training choir, which didn’t reach down to kindergarten but did have kids up to about age 7, 8 or 9, depending on whether they were socially mature enough to “fly up” to her youth choir, The Choristers of Christ Church. She also used the RSCM approach and materials for the older kids, and it seemed very effective.