Teaching music creatively

Pamela Burnard, Regina Murphy, Emily Okuno, James Biddulph, Deborah Blair, Jenny Boyack, Marcelo Giglio, Gillian Howell, Kathryn Marsh, Alex Ruthmann, Rena Upitis, Jane Wheeler

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Abstract

Offering a brand new approach to teaching music in the primary classroom, Teaching Music Creatively provides training and qualified teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively deliver a creative music curriculum. Exploring research-informed teaching ideas, diverse practices and approaches to music teaching, the authors offer well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding.

With ground-breaking contributions from international experts in the field, this book presents a unique set of perspectives on music teaching. Key topics covered include:

• Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively;

• Composition, listening and notation;

• Spontaneous music-making;

• Group music and performance;

• The use of multimedia;

• Integration of music into the wider curriculum;

• Musical play;

• Cultural diversity;

• Assessment and planning.

Packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and creative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods, Teaching Music Creatively is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practising teachers, and undergraduate students of music and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)9780203489031
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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