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Lecture 4: Vocal Development in Preschool and Beyond
Here are practical and fun ideas on how to connect the voice to musical perception from age 3 on. Vocal warm-ups, echo songs and simple songs serve as the basis for early singing success and good vocal habits. Creativity is encouraged through spontaneous songs from the children as shown in several video clips fo four year olds. Songs for listening development and the development of expressive sensitivity are also demonstrated. These activities serve to help develop the music mind through age seven but are useful for developing vocal skills at any age.
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.