Back from our Boston trip for GIML training, Amy and I thought it would be fun and constructive to have a conversation to debrief, and at the same time create a video to share, about Music Learning Theory (MLT).
Here’s what is covered in our video:
- 3:00 Who was Edwin Gordon.
- 9:45 Who is Marilyn Lowe.
- 13:25 What is audiation and how is it developed.
22:00 How we each plan to start incorporating elements of MLT into our lessons.
- 25:45 What resources are available for teachers who want to learn more about MLT.
Books mentioned in the video:
- Learning Sequences in Music, by Edwin E. Gordon.
- Study Guide for Learning Sequences in Music, by Edwin E. Gordon
- Quick and Easy Introductions, by Edwin E. Gordon. The previous two books are not easy reading, so I would recommend starting with this pamphlet if you want to read something written by Gordon himself.
- The Ways Children Learn Music, by Eric Bluestine (Read my review here.)
- Intelligent Music Teaching, by Robert Duke. (This is my favorite book on piano teaching. Read my review here.)
Just for kicks, here’s one more video. Amy and I had a bit of fun in the car on the drive back home from Boston playing the alphabet car game using MLT terms that we learned during the course. :)
Update: Read What Is Audiation, Exactly?