Jolly Music Workshop Saturday 15 September 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00

Jolly Music Workshop

Saturday 15 September 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00 Edificio Inter. C/ Rodríguez San Pedro 2, 2a planta.
20815 Madrid (Metro Quevedo & San Bernardo)

«He who begins life with music will have this
reflecting on his future like golden sunshine» (Z. Kodály).

Jolly Music is a stuctured and progressive music teaching
programme for Infant and Primary school settings. It provides a wellplanned
music curriculum, giving the highest quality teaching to the
children through appropriate materials even for young non- native
speaking learners.

With this multi-sensory approach, children become instant musicmakers
through traditional, playground rhymes and songs; they become
aware of musical elements including pulse, rhythm, pitch, tone and
tempo from the beginning. The singing lessons are carefully structured
to build the key musical skills of listening, singing in tune, inner hearing,
and ultimately reading and writing music. Taught in this way, Music
supports children’s motivation, enthusiasm and confidence in the
classroom. Research has shown that good music lessons improves and
enhances learning in all other subjects.

Jolly music serves as an excellent introduction to the Kodály
approach which is based on the student ́s voice as a musical tool. This
means that anyone can be taught or learn through their singing voice.
Using this philosophy authors Cyrilla Rowsell and David Vinden, both
experienced practitioners and teachers of the Kodály method, have
developed the Jolly Music programme.

It is also an extremely effective way to teach English to young
children through Music, especially now that the English Curriculum in
Pre-School has been strengthened in order to carry out the Primary
Bilingual Syllabus in Spain. Jolly Music is perfect for ESL teachers and
bilingual based programmes.

Jolly Music Training all over Spain 2018-2019
The Jolly Music Training Day is an introductory course to the Jolly
Music programme. It consists of one intensive session that lasts
approximately 4 hours and is for:

* Music specialist teachers who would like expand their English
repertoire using the Kodály approach.
* Bilingual or non-music specialist teachers.
* English teachers interested in teaching English through music.
* Preschool and/or Primary teachers who would like to develop
their musical skills in order to improve teaching in an ESL-setting.
* Teachers with little or no musical background are welcome to
attend the course.
* Although the course is aimed mainly at preschool and primary
teachers, it is for anyone who would like to know more about the benefits of
using Jolly Music, whether it be at school or at home and everyone is

The course content includes:
* How to Introduce Jolly Music to young children
* The Kodály approach and Kodály teaching tools.
* The main musical skills taught thought a multi-sensory approach.
* Jolly Music in the classroom.
* Music and learning (transferable skills).

– All participants receive a Jolly Learning Official Certificate of Attendance and we
also offer online support throughout the year.
– This course can be adapted to suit the needs of our clients and we are as
flexible as possible with regards to course content and timetables.

The course is taken by official Jolly Music Trainer Pedro Izuzquiza, who is
certified by Jolly Learning Ltd. He currently offers teacher training in Madrid and
all over Spain. For more information about dates and availability please contact
Beki at or go to

Jolly Music Training Day Timetable
10:00-10:10 – Registration. 10:10-12:00

– Introduction into Jolly Music including how to use the specific
Jolly Music resources: clear step-by-step guides to singing lessons,
accompanying Audio CDs for additional teaching support and Big
Books with song lyrics.

– The Kodaly aproach: who was Zoltan Kodály and his principles.

– Kodaly teaching tools: relative solfa, handsigns, rhythm names and movement.

* Songs and games of the Jolly Music repertoire will be included
along the whole presentation.

12:00-12:20 – Refreshments & time for questions. 12:20-14:00

– Music skills: pulse, rhythm, pitch, musical memory, inner
hearing, listening and ensemble work.
– Jolly music in the classroom.
– Music and learning (transferable skills).
– A brief review of some of the resources available.
– Time for questions.
* Songs and games of the Jolly Music repertoire will be
included along the whole presentation.