Sat 2013 July 27 @ 2:15pm – Building Firm Foundations for Music Literacy by Janna Olson.
Edwin Gordon is a music education researcher who began what is known as the Music Learning Theory (MLT). MLT help students gain audiation. It uses a brain friendly learning sequence.
Ms. Olson shared how MLT has changed her life. MLT helps give students an excellent music education, not just skills in piano playing.
(1) The process is more important than the performance. Audiation is the focus.
(2) Student motivation (immediate, not long term) and musical independence are the primary focuses.
(3) Everyone has musical aptitude. Aptitude is about potential. When you think about the things required to be a good pianist, they are largely non-musical. Concentration, focus, ability to memorize, grit, work ethic, discipline, etc.
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