Commentary: Music Learning and Teaching During Childhood: Ages 5–12

Kathryn Marsh

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

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

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Commentary: Music Learning and Teaching During Childhood: Ages 5–12

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This article focuses on issues pertinent to the learning and teaching of music during what might be termed the middle years of childhood, basically equating with the first stages of formal schooling. It relates to a period of childhood from ages 5–12, while acknowledging that localized practices may mean that the boundaries of this age range could be slightly extended in formal educational settings in different geographical locations. Although formal provision of music education is not universal in schools for this age group, it endeavors to offer a glimpse of varied and innovative forms of musical learning and teaching from a range of international locations.

Keywords: music education; music teaching; children

Article.  2033 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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