Event Title

Awakening the Muse: Music Education in Early Childhood

Mentor 1

Dr. Alena Holmes

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

AWAKENING THE MUSE: MUSIC EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD / / Name of Author (Mentor) Department: / Erica R. Hegi (Alena Holmes) / General Music Education / / Abstract: / / “Researchers found that in homes in which parents sang to their children, played instruments, or listened to music regularly, the majority of children had acquired singing competency by the time they reached kindergarten” (Szabo, 1999). Music education helps shape children’s development in literacy, creativity, and communication. An informational brochure was developed to help educate parents about the importance of music education during early childhood. These five research questions are discussed throughout the brochure: (1) Why is early childhood music education important in child development? (2) What are the outcomes of good early childhood music programs? (3) What can parents do to support and enrich musical development of their children? (4) What are the resources for parents? (5) What early childhood music programs are available in Wisconsin? The impact of music education during early childhood is a growing topic in which this brochure addresses why early childhood institutions should implement a music curriculum and how parents can help aid their child’s musical development. A descriptive research design for examining research findings, outcomes, structure, and issues in preschool music education were used. Various types of literature were reviewed such as websites, books, periodicals and professional journals. These brochures were distributed to various hospitals and pre-schools in the southern Wisconsin area. Results of the study helped educate parents, early childhood administrators and teachers on how to include more meaningful music activities in their homes and programs. Parental involvement is key when it comes to their child’s musical development. The more parents sing to their children and explore different types of musical play with their children the more advanced their child’s musical development will be. /

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Awakening the Muse: Music Education in Early Childhood

Union Wisconsin Room

AWAKENING THE MUSE: MUSIC EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD / / Name of Author (Mentor) Department: / Erica R. Hegi (Alena Holmes) / General Music Education / / Abstract: / / “Researchers found that in homes in which parents sang to their children, played instruments, or listened to music regularly, the majority of children had acquired singing competency by the time they reached kindergarten” (Szabo, 1999). Music education helps shape children’s development in literacy, creativity, and communication. An informational brochure was developed to help educate parents about the importance of music education during early childhood. These five research questions are discussed throughout the brochure: (1) Why is early childhood music education important in child development? (2) What are the outcomes of good early childhood music programs? (3) What can parents do to support and enrich musical development of their children? (4) What are the resources for parents? (5) What early childhood music programs are available in Wisconsin? The impact of music education during early childhood is a growing topic in which this brochure addresses why early childhood institutions should implement a music curriculum and how parents can help aid their child’s musical development. A descriptive research design for examining research findings, outcomes, structure, and issues in preschool music education were used. Various types of literature were reviewed such as websites, books, periodicals and professional journals. These brochures were distributed to various hospitals and pre-schools in the southern Wisconsin area. Results of the study helped educate parents, early childhood administrators and teachers on how to include more meaningful music activities in their homes and programs. Parental involvement is key when it comes to their child’s musical development. The more parents sing to their children and explore different types of musical play with their children the more advanced their child’s musical development will be. /