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John M. Feierabend with Lillie Feierabend. Lessons taught to first grade children, demonstrating the 8-part First Steps in Music series.
Here is a great way to see how the First Steps in Music curriculum and activities are implemented in two general music classes with 6 year olds.
On this video, you will observe master teacher Lillie Feierabend working with a group of children as she demonstrates all eight parts of the First Steps in Music curriculum. She also demonstrates a wide variety of activities and teaching techniques.
Also on this video is a bonus voice-over track where John and Lillie Feierabend guide you through the lessons, offering their insights into the who, what, when, where, and why of what you are seeing.
As a final piece, this terrific video includes an interview with Dr. Feierabend discussing the philosophy and pedagogy of the First Steps in Music method.
Lillie Feierabend is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been a general music teacher in Connecticut for the past twenty years and a director for the Connecticut Children's Chorus for the past twelve years. She is a frequent clinician at local, state, and national conferences, speaking on many aspects of early childhood music.
John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people, in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department of the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.