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Applying Developmentally Appropriate Practice to Early Childhood Music Learning

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Early Childhood Music Learning

Presented by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emeritus, Rowan University
Sponsored by Music Together



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Developmentally Appropriate Practice is an approach to teaching young children that is based on research on how children learn best in 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 edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research at Music Together Worldwide, will discuss the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) definition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the 3 Core Considerations—and how these can be adapted to apply to early childhood music education. You’ll be introduced to developmentally appropriate songs and teaching strategies that best support children’s music development in the early childhood classroom. You’ll come away with a better understanding of how young children’s musical growth is best achieved in a playful, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich, yet immediately accessible to the child’s participation, and how to create such an environment in your classroom, regardless of your own musical ability.

Educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners will benefit from attending this session. Even if you are not a music educator, this edWebinar will provide you with new activity ideas to use with your children and a new lens through which to look at Developmentally Appropriate Practice in early childhood education. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

Lili LevinowitzAbout the Presenter

Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus 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 Music Together Worldwide. Dr. Levinowitz 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, and her B.M. from Westminster Choir College.


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The webinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Music in Early Learning community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. As a member of the community, you’ll be able to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, and view past webinars to earn CE certificates.

Music Together 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.

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