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In celebration of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning’s 30th birthday (September 16, 2017),¬†we are thrilled to announce a donation challenge campaign for the Carol Gordon Professional Development Scholarship Fund.

Please visit our donation page for more information about this and other GIML donation opportunities.


Music Learning Theory is an explanation of how we learn when we learn music. Based on an extensive body of research and practical field testing by Edwin E. Gordon and others, Music Learning Theory focuses on the teaching of audiation, Gordon’s term for hearing music in the mind with understanding. Teaching methods help music teachers establish sequential curricular objectives in accord with their own teaching styles and beliefs.

This is the official web site for Music Learning Theory and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML).

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