Dr. Peter Gouzouasis – Music, You, and Young Learners: An Interactive Workshop

July 12th, 2016

Dr. Peter Gouzouasis shared a research based, hands-on workshop in early childhood music. The workshop focused on research informed practices that were developed in the 1980s when there was a renewed interest in early childhood music education that came from the work of graduate students who studied with Professor Edwin Gordon at Temple University and Professor Barbara Andress at Arizona State University. Those practices form the foundation of present day, commercially available training programs in early childhood music as well as contemporary teaching and learning materials.

The session focused on music and movement in informal, structured and unstructured settings in a variety of tonalities and meters using a plethora of techniques. Rationales for these practices were supported with research findings, and contemporary research approaches in early childhood music were also shared.

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