Musical Participation from Birth to Three: Toward a Global Perspective

Susan Young and Beatriz Ilari

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Musical Participation from Birth to Three: Toward a Global Perspective

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This article looks at children's musical learning from a broad perspective, encompassing the many different kinds of situation and types of musical participation from which children learn. Music educators concerned with the music education of very young children mainly concern themselves at the micro-level with the day-to-day detail of what to teach and how, and rarely take a meta-level view. A wide-angle-lens view reveals this diversity of forms of participation, and raises awareness that musical learning happens not only in conventional educational settings or music classes, and is subject to many different influences. A wide-angled view encourages analysis of the conceptions of young children as musical and what constitutes “good” musical development in terms of social values, and encourages consideration of how these shape practice.

Keywords: music learning; children; music educators; music education; musical development

Article.  7379 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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