Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Don’t Teach Music, Be Music for your Students

    Author Andrea Apostoli

    Andrea Apostoli
    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…

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