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Uses of Music in Early Childhood Development

Journal Articles

How music is important in early childhood development, along with ways in which music is and can be used in a classroom for important learning and social development in children.

Compiled by Brad Kennedy & Jennifer Durst
December 1999

Anderson, N. The Place of Music in the Kindergarten. Eau Claire: UWEC Seminar Paper. (1962). 11-23.
Call #: MT 920. A533

The purpose of this seminar paper/book is to increase awareness of needs of a five year old and to discuss the importance of music in the development of the child’s life. Music plays a role in the child’s life by helping develop appreciation for music which broadens the child’s background, creates a source of pleasure for the child, and includes most every type of child.  

Pierce, A. E. (1967).Musicianship for the elementary teacher: Theory and skills through song. New York: McGraw-Hill. Call # MT1 .P54 c.2

This book explains proper and effective teaching strategies for presenting and teaching music to elementary aged students. It proposes basic musical techniques that can be used in the classroom by teachers. The technical level of the book is aimed at teaching instructors who have only basic knowledge of music. It is applicable to any and all teachers.