The church is established by God. In the church, everyone can serve in the ministry in response to the love of God. Church music expresses the truth of words by singing and playing; offering music to God as sacrifice and revealing the glory of Jesus. Therefore, the author of “Better Church Music Service” Tsai, Chang-Hsiung said: Choir members must be equipped with strong faith, cultivated in the gift of music and well-disciplined in music ministry. This applies to all church members in music ministry.
Furthermore, other than strong faith, musical ability is the foundation of music ministry. The purpose of this study is to help the youths in the church to build up their musicality. Based on Kodaly’s concepts that “music belongs to everyone; learning music is everyone’s right, not only to those who are privileged,” the goal of this study is to apply Kodaly’s methods to youth’s music training.
This study consists of five chapters. The first chapter introduces the motive and goal of this study. The second chapter discusses the methods of Zoltan Kodaly, Taiwan’s musical training environment and the common musical situation of youths in the church. The third chapter discusses the methods used in this study. The fourth chapter describes the progression and contents of each lesson. The fifth chapter is the conclusion, reflection and suggestion.