Music for Early Childhood: Music Learning Theory

One’s potential to learn is never greater than at the moment of birth. The early years of life are crucial for establishing a foundation for lifelong music development. A child’s musical experiences from birth to age five have a particularly profound impact on the extent to which she will be able to understand, appreciate, and achieve in music as an adult.

These classes are intended for children from 0 to 6 years old, following a sequence of musical activities based on Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Parents will be invited to participate actively to the lessons. We will sing songs without words, both tonal and rhythmical, and we will explore music and sound through the first instrument human beings have: our voices and movement. All music will be sung live and children will be encouraged in a joyful and relaxed way to engage in musical conversation through tonal and rhythmical patterns. Following the children growth, activities will gradually change and become more structured. Our goal is to let children develop fundamental musical abilities like intonation, precise sense of rhythm, musical creativity and coordination.

I graduated in Piano Performance and then specialized in Music Education with a strong focus on Early Childhood Music Learning Processes. I have five years teaching experience both as a piano teacher in music schools and as a music educator in nurseries and kindergardens.

If you want to read more about Music Learning Theory for Early Childhood, click here http://giml.org/mlt/earlychildhood/

Lessons are held every Saturday morning  at Kings Monkton School in Richmond Road. Parents are asked to attend and actively participate to the lessons. Other times and locations can be offered on request by a group of 5 children or more (ask your friends to join!).

 

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