Tag: music cognition

At what age should children start their music education? (Part 1)

In my research on music education, I’ve discovered there are different ages at which education begins, different instruments taught at different ages, and of course different qualities of education offered. The majority of the research agrees that music is essential for educational and developmental growth. So, I’ve decided to look at two programs offered to …

Listening to Music Education

In an era where digital platforms have revolutionized the way we learn and engage with information, podcasts have emerged as an invaluable tool for acquiring knowledge on a plethora of subjects. Music education, a realm where the interplay of creativity and technique shapes budding musicians, has found its own corner in the podcasting world. Music …

Maybe I should have gone to Minerva?

Don’t get me wrong – I am very grateful for the education I’m receiving at National University, and I fully believe it will more than adequately prepare me for what I want to do. Still, there are four universities that will always be on my bucket list – Minerva University in San Francisco, CA, Berklee …

Quantitative or Qualitative

A huge part of my education program is understanding the difference between quantitative and qualitative designs. My interest in music and literacy could fall under either design, but it’s so difficult to choose! I do know that I want to stay out of the classroom as much as possible to avoid interference with the students …

Using Your Voice

People often ask me which instrument I play when I first explain my interest in music cognition. Some may see my response, my voice, as a non-answer, but I believe singing or your voice is just a valid an instrument as a violin, piano, or oboe. There is still so much I need to learn …

Advocacy and Cognition (2017 National NAfME in-service Conference, Day 4), Part 1

This conference went faster than I thought. It’s already the last day, and I’m wishing their research conference (March 2018) was starting tomorrow! The National Association for Music Education has provided me so much information I can take home and implement into my short-term and long-term plans. Today, I attended two sessions – one on …

Advocacy and Littles (2017 National NAfME in-service Conference, Day 2)

Today, I participated in two sessions on advocacy and two sessions in music education and littles — littles being the youngest kids from birth to grade 3. I loved the presentations on making music with young children. Missy Strong, who has worked in music education involving Pre-K through 8th grade, introduced me to the concept …