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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).


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent cancellation of all in-person PDLCs, GIML is excited to offer a variety of online professional development workshops this summer.

Online registration is now open!
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All in-person courses for this summer have been CANCELED due to COVID-19. Please see above for online courses we are offering!



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. All in-person PDLCs for this Summer have been canceled. GIML will offer a 100% refund for all fees paid to the organization for registration fees and/or GIML credit. Please contact our Executive Director regarding refunding of the in-person course fees. We are thinking of you during this time, and hope you are in good spirits.