A Music Learning Theory for
Newborn and Young Children
This book is about the most critical learning period in every individual's musical life: birth to age five.
Written for early childhood teachers and interested parents, this is the most extensive book of its kind by perhaps the leading educator and researcher in music education. Professor Gordon shares insights and research from almost 20 years guiding young children in music learning.
Completely revised and updated, this new edition explains how young children learn to audiate and to develop an understanding of music-and how children should experience music as early as possible, in much the way they experience language.
Professor Gordon guides us in ways to motivate and encourage young children to audiate and how to teach music successfully at home and in preschool, with an emphasis on individual differences between children. New to this edition is a chapter on initiating and organizing a music preschool.