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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  • Overcoming Barriers to Adult Participation in Early Childhood Music Education Classes

    Author Christa Kuebel

    Introduction

    As my early childhood music class began, I started the “Hello song” we sang every week.  One adult, a parent of three who was present with her youngest child, had participated in music classes at this community music school for several years.  She was familiar with the songs and would sing with enthusiasm. She was not always in the correct tonality, but performed with gusto, not afraid to be heard. A grandfather who attended class with his grandson would also sing along, seeming to find the melody of the new piece I began after the hello song rather easily.  Other adults were not singing.  All were attentive, some focused on getting their child to do exactly what I was doing with my body or voice, some singing a few notes here and there.  I began to wonder what it would feel like to be an adult…

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