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Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Music Learning
Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., Professor of Music Education at Rowan University and Director of Research for the Center for Music and Young Children
Sponsored by Music Together
Developmentally Appropriate Practice is the path to supporting young children’s growth and learning throughout the early years. Did you know that research in music education also points to the importance of Developmentally Appropriate Practice when teaching and making music with children?
In this webinar, learn about the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s definition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the 3 core considerations – and how these can be adapted to apply to early childhood music education. Developmentally appropriate songs and teaching strategies that best support children’s music development in the early childhood classroom were introduced. Even if you are not a music educator, this recorded session will provide you with a new lens through which to look at Developmentally Appropriate Practice in early childhood education.
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Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., is Professor of Music Education at Rowan University. She is the coauthor of the early childhood music and movement program Music Together and Director of Research for the Center for Music and Young Children. Lili is considered a national authority on early childhood music and is actively involved in teaching very young children as well as graduate students. Her articles appear frequently in professional journals and popular magazines. She received her M.M. and Ph.D. from Temple University; her B.M. from Westminster Choir College.
At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.