Padova Conservatory of Music and Italian Gordon Association for Music Learning (AIGAM)
I met Dr. Edwin Gordon in 1998. As a musician and a music teacher I was just astonished by his words during my first class with him at the University of South Carolina. I was his first student from Italy. That was a huge privilege and responsibility. He answered many unexpressed questions that were “hidden” in my mind about how we learn music. Only a real genius can do that: answer questions that someone doesn’t consciously know to have.
After my first Early Childhood Master’s Program, before flying back to Italy, he invited me into his office and looking deeply in my eyes, said something I will never forget: “Andrea remember: evolution, not revolution. Try to apply the MLT principles I have taught you gradually and without totally changing your…