In Byzantine Beginnings important introductory skills and content are broken up and mastered individually and then together through fun and interactive games. Ear training is paired with modal theory so that students understand what they hear. Students are able to skip octave based reading exercises and learn to read using theseis from vesperal hymns.
The curriculum includes a set repertoire of hymns, ByzB materials, ear training recordings and repertoire recordings, and multi sensory, interactive games. Byzantine Beginnings is a unique program that combines auditory, visual, tactile, and spatial elements which make learning to chant fun for people of all ages.
Want to see how the materials work? Watch my presentation from the 2018 isocm conference!