Teaching Music Creatively
Routledge – 2013 – 188 pages
Offering a brand new approach to teaching music in the primary classroom, Teaching Music Creatively provides training and qualified teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively deliver a creative music curriculum. Exploring research-informed teaching ideas, diverse practices and approaches to music teaching, the authors offer well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding.
With ground-breaking contributions from international experts in the field, this book presents a unique set of perspectives on music teaching. Key topics covered include:
Packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and creative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods, Teaching Music Creatively is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practising teachers, and undergraduate students of music and education.
1. Teaching music creatively Pam Burnard 2. Exploring children’s musical play Kathryn Marsh 3. Engaging interactively with children’s group improvisations Pam Burnard with Jenny Boyack 4. Children composing: creating communities of musical practice Pam Burnard with Jenny Boyack and Gillian Howell 5. Becoming performers: creating participatory spaces collaboratively Pam Burnard with Emily Akuno, Jenny, Gillian, Debra Blair and Marcelo Giglio 6. Singing the primary curriculum James Biddulph and Jane Wheeler 7. Exploring new media musically and creatively Alex Ruthman 8. Enhancing creativity through listening to music Regina Murphy 9. Exciting children’s invented notations Rena Upitis 10. Integrating music in the primary curriculum Regina Murphy 11. Assessing creatively Regina Murphy 12. Using a whole music approach creatively Rena Upitis
Pamela Burnard is Reader in Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Regina Murphy is Senior Lecturer at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland.