Learning with Music offers an accessible introduction to music education theory for those working in the early years. Using real case studies and rich examples, the book provides practical suggestions to develop the formative ideas of music education, such as melody, rhythm, pulse and timbre, into games and activities for every early years setting.
Chapters include a range of tried-and-tested lesson sequences and accompanying developmental benefits, allowing practitioners to confidently create tailor-made lesson plans and manage music sessions, ranging from one child through to larger groups. Each concept is grounded in child development theory, as well as music education theory, giving practitioners an insight into the research-based principles and priorities of music education for their own unique setting.
With a clear focus on the benefits of teaching music from birth to preschool, Learning with Music is essential reading for all early years practitioners, as well as students on Early Childhood courses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Where did music education start
The Dalcroze music education
The Kodály music education
The Orff music education
The Suzuki music education
The Gordon approach to music education
Chapter 2: How has technology impacted music education?
Music education implications from child development
The importance of relationship in education
How external influences impact education
How to develop internal motivation through education
Educational theories on sequential development
Educators who focussed on child-centred pragmatism
Applications of physical learning in education
The development of independence and responsibility through education
Focus on universal education and citizenship
The essence of play
Chapter 3: A way forward for music education
Music education in the early 21st century
Current delivery arrangements
Current theory in practice
Music education with child development
The Way Forward
Chapter 4: Resources for the practitioner
Applying theory to practice: S.P.A.C.E.
Frances Turnbull is an Early Years Music Specialist and founder of Musicaliti, a preschool music education programme. She has presented early years music sessions in a variety of settings since 2006, after training as a secondary mathematics and science teacher. Frances also teaches primary guitar and directs a local community choir, the Bolton Warblers.