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Lecture 2: Endangered Musical Minds
Here is a critical discussion of how the musical mind develops from prenatal through elementary school. The ability to perceive music can atrophe if neglected. Insights are presented as to how to optimize brain growth for music perception and the ramifications on how that shaping can impact an individual's lifelong success in musical participation and appreciation.
Dr. John M. Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in early childhood. He is Professor of Music and Director of the Music Education Division at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and a past President of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. Dr. Feierabend makes frequent presentations both in the United States and abroad and is the author of more than 60 books, articles, CDs, and DVDs.