Five Ways to Keep Your Class Totally Engaged in Music

What was your first experience of music? Was it dancing in the kitchen? Listening to a parent sing along to the radio? Or perhaps, pounding the piano keys with your sister or brother?   As educators, we aspire to re-create the experience that made us want to learn more about music. At their most fundamental

2012-01-24T23:17:54+00:00By |1 Comment

Introducing Percussion to Primary School Children

The value of movement in connection with learning is unparalleled in our elementary and primary classrooms. In cultures around the world, exploration through percussion is a natural way of connecting children to the group and developing their motor responses. Movement through music, furthermore, helps stimulate the brain and integrate the right and left hemispheres After

2012-01-18T05:06:54+00:00By |2 Comments

The Secrets to Creating a Successful Music Theory Curriculum

“Research shows a positive connection between teachers’ preparation in their subject matter and their performance and impact in the classroom” . I read this recently in a US study about teacher preparation research(1) and I’m sure that it’s no surprise to any of us that the more prepared a teacher is in their specific subject

2012-01-16T11:34:05+00:00By |0 Comments

“Musical Intelligence”: Applying Howard Gardner’s Theory to Music Education

It has been over three decades since Howard Gardner published his landmark work, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gardner transformed the educational community in the United States and around the world with his theory, which identified seven different human capacities

2020-11-24T06:25:41+00:00By |1 Comment
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