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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).

Registration is OPEN for our 2020 PDLCs. Please visit our PDLC page and register today!




The Gordon Institute for Music Learning is closely monitoring the details surrounding the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic. We take your health and safety very seriously, and while we don’t yet know how this will impact our summer 2020 PDLCs, we will release further details as they become available. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that, in the event that a PDLC is cancelled, or should you not be able/willing to attend for any reason, GIML will offer a 100% refund for all fees paid to the organization for registration fees and/or GIML credit. We will continue sharing information as we learn more. We are thinking of you during this time, and hope you are in good spirits.