Linkins, J.E. (2015). A Song from the Heart: The Pedagogical Philosophy of Lorna Lutz Heyge. Bloomington, IN: Westbow Press.
Reviewed by Leilani Miranda
Personally, I awaited Dr. Linkins’ book about my mentor, Lorna Lutz Heyge, with great anticipation. Over the years I have studied and worked under Dr. Heyge. Her vision and lifelong labor influences my daily teaching, reading and writing. My anticipation was not disappointed.
As a beginning teacher, I had come across Dr. Heyge’s original Kindermusik publication in 1983. This methodology was unique at the time, and I was attracted to it because it would allow me to teach at home and care for my own young children. The program had all the elements of a classroom music format with which I felt familiar, but addressed the needs of the very youngest students near my daughter’s age. What began as a way…