Music in the Early Years
Routledge – 1998 – 224 pages
Research findings repeatedly show that music is one of the subjects which teachers feel least confident to tackle. There are many reasons for this, not least being the lack of appropriate guidance and training. This book is designed to help overcome these problems by providing class teachers with clear advice on how to plan, resource and deliver a comprehensive programme which will challenge their pupils and enable them to progress and meet national requirements. The book includes examples and activities which can be used as a basis for in-service training within schools, particularly for teachers who regard themselves as non-specialists.
'…excellent and enlightening … There is much sound advice on singing, on the stages of composition, on how to make listening to recorded music more than mere electronic baby-sitting, on musical literacy and an interesting chapter on movement.' - Times Educational Supplement
'This is really an excellent book … It is written with passion and combines an intelligent and convincing rationale for music in the early years curriculum with a host of practical ideas.' - Early Years