Textbooks and Materials

Student writing in Kodály notebookMost textbooks for AKI courses may be purchased from an online book shop or music shop before classes begin for a head start on reading and assignments. Some materials are available only through AKI, as listed, and should be ordered via the AKI Order Form. An order form will be mailed to enrolled students along with their registration confirmations.

Article reprints required for each course will be provided by AKI.

For Kodály certification students, the largest investment in books and materials occurs at Level I. The same books are used again in Levels II and III, with a few additions. All required books are essential items for the Kodály teacher's library. In some cases, the same textbook is required for more than one course on the same level (in that case, you only need to purchase one copy).

Basic Supplies for All Students

  • Binder (Additional binders, with dividers, will be needed for Methodology and Materials)
  • Dividers for each course
  • Loose leaf paper – lined and unlined
  • Staff paper
  • Tote bag or backpack (a rolling backpack is highly recommended)
  • Water bottle (listed for several courses; you only need one)
  • A-440 tuning fork (listed for serveral courses; you only need one)
  • Jacket or heavy sweater (the air conditioning is quite cold)

Books and Materials List for Level I, II,  III