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Lecture 5: Movement Development in Preschool and Beyond
Understanding music through movement activities are discussed and demonstrated in this very active lecture. Movement warm-ups, based on the work of Rudolph Laban, are discussed as a means to lead children to explore creative movement. Musical form and expression are explored through finger plays, action songs, circle games and guided movement with classical music. Beat motions and meter sensitivities are developed through sequential activities including stationary and traveling beat keeping games. The lecture series concludes with guidance on creating vibrant lessons for ultimate musical development in children from preschool through the elementary years.
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.