61 | Decolonizing the Kodály Classroom with Audrey RiceDec 08, 2021
I often get questions about how a Kodály-influenced classroom can also be one that asks questions to allow us to be anti-racist and anti-biased.
Today’s episode of That Music Podcast is all about refocusing the Kodály classroom to ensure that the repertoire we choose to perpetuate is one worth teaching, while also making sure all of our students feel seen and included in our classrooms.
Audrey Rice currently teaches 4th and 5th grade general music at Winchester Trail Elementary School in Canal Winchester, OH. She also co-directs the Winchester Trail 5th grade choir with her co-worker and fellow music teacher, Bobby Phillips.
Audrey also co-facilitates a research-based girls empowerment program called ROX at Winchester Trail and is the Secretary of the Canal Winchester Education Association.
Audrey holds a BME from The Ohio State University. She has previously taught grades 1-5 general music and grades 6-8 choir, as well as private flute, voice, piano, and ukulele. She has also previously taught with the Kodaly-based early childhood music program "We Joy Sing".
She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodaly emphasis from Capital University and is an active member of the Tri-City Kodaly Educators (TRIKE).
Links and Resources:
- Grab your FREE copy of my guide on better serving the students with disabilities in your classroom!
- Decolonizing the Music Room
- Songs with a Questionable Past