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Organized Methods of early childhood music education 

Several international organizations exist which promote specific methods of training young children in music. Kindermusik, Music Together, Music-in-the-Box, Musikgarten, and the Suzuki Method are among the most widely recognized of these methods. Kindermusik is a music and movement program of classes designed to be taken …

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Definition of Music Education 

Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music. It touches on all domains of learning, including the psychomotor domain (the development of skills), the cognitive domain (the acquisition of knowledge), and, in particular and significant ways,the affective domain, including music appreciation and …

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MENC: The National Association for Music Education 

MENC: The National Association for Music Education is an organization of American music educators dedicated to advancing and preserving music education and as part of the core curriculum of schools in the United States. Founded in 1907 as the Music Supervisors National Conference (MSNC), the organization was known from 1934–1998 as …

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Significance of Music Education 

According to the Florida Music Educators Association, “Music and the Fine Arts have been a significant portion of every culture’s educational system for more than 3,000 years. The human brain has been shown to be “hard-wired” for music; there is a biological basis for music being an important part of human experience. Music and the …

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History of Music Education in the United States 

18th century After the preaching of Reverend Thomas Symmes, the first singing school was created in 1717 in Boston, Massachusetts for the purposes of improving singing and music reading in the church. These singing schools gradually spread throughout the colonies. Reverend John Tufts published An Introduction to the Singing of Psalm Tunes Using Non-Traditional Notation

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Conversational Solfege 

Deriving influence from both Kodály methodology and Gordon's Music Learning Theory, Conversational Solfege was developed by Dr. John M. Feierabend, chair of music education at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. The philosophy of this method is to view music as an aural art with a literature based curriculum. The sequence of this …

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Suzuki method 

The Suzuki method was developed by Shinichi Suzuki in Japan shortly after World War II, and it uses music education to enrich the lives and moral character of its students. The movement rests on the double premise that "all children can be well educated" in music, and that learning …

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Orff Schulwerk Method 

Carl Orff was a prominent German composer. The Orff Schulwerk is considered an "approach" to music education. It begins with a student's innate abilities to engage in rudimentary forms of music, using basic rhythms and melodies. Orff considers the whole body a percussive instrument and students are led to develop their music abilities …

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Kodály method 

Depiction of Curwen's Solfege hand signs. This version includes the tonal tendencies and interesting titles for each tone. Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967) was a prominent Hungarian music educator and composer who stressed the benefits of physical instruction and response to music. Although not really an educational method, his teachings reside within a fun, educational framework built …

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My Music Education♥ 

If you provide knowledge by encouraging constant study, participation and a quest for different approaches, if students are free to make mistakes and eventually create their own solutions to problems they face, you can plant a dream in their minds: to one day become good teachers themselves. -Yoonjean Lee- 

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