The Bath Beach School

Brooklyn, NY

Grades K-5, Social Studies
Learning & Leadership Grant
2007, Summer

About this Grantee

To enhance her musicianship and knowledge of the scientific activity and educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg travels to Kecskemét, Hungary to the Kodaly Institute to participate in a music education seminar celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of its founder. Ms. Ponte-Greenberg investigates methodology focusing on singing, ear training, solfeggio, rhythmic movement, and improvisation to achieve the goal of music literacy. Upon her return, Ms. Ponte-Greenberg shares her advanced teaching techniques with her colleagues through professional development workshops, a presentation to regional music teachers, and the distribution of packets of useful materials such as a repertoire of Hungarian songs with translations and pronunciation guides.

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