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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  • Observing and Communicating Early Childhood Music and Movement Development

    Author Herbert Marshall

    Herbert D. Marshall,* Ph.D. - Baldwin-Wallace College and Jennifer M. Bailey, M.M. - Farmington Public Schools



    As colleagues, we have taught early childhood music and movement classes together, and together we have developed assessments for the young children in our classes. We recognize that early childhood music and movement instruction occurs in many guises and diverse settings. Yet, using assessment to improve instruction is a process that will benefit all practitioners. Currently, Ms. Bailey is a one-person enterprise, administering and instructing her own program in suburban Detroit on Saturday mornings. She sees children with their parents. Dr. Marshall also sees children with parents, but his program is part of the outreach department of Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Berea, OH. His classes meet on Tuesdays. After age three the children phase into Dalcroze or Suzuki classes. Dr. Marshall is assisted by undergraduate interns…

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