Summer Online Workshops
Introduction to Music Learning Theory and its Practical Applications
In these summer workshops, participants will be introduced to the principles of Music Learning Theory as developed by Edwin E. Gordon, as well as its practical application in early childhood music, elementary general music, piano, and/or instrumental music settings.
Enrollment in any of the workshops will include a complimentary membership in the Gordon Institute of Music Learning for a year. If you are already a GIML member, your membership will be extended for a year.
Early Childhood Music
July 18-22, 2022; 12:00-3:00 pm EST
Early childhood workshop participants will explore how children learn music and what that means for guiding the music development of children ages 0-9. They also will develop their audiation skills in a variety of tonalities and meters as well as their movement skills.
Elementary General Music
June 20-24, 2022; 10:00 am-1:00 pm EST
In the elementary-general-music workshops, participants will explore ways to apply the principles of Music Learning Theory to new and familiar repertoire. Participants also will have opportunities to develop their own tonal, rhythm, and stylistic audiation skills and will learn how to help their students develop audiational skills in elementary general music settings.
July 25-29, 2022; 1:00-4:00 pm EST
In the instrumental workshops, teachers will explore how to apply Gordon’s music learning theory concepts to beginning instrumental music lessons, rehearsals, and concert preparation. Participants will use a soprano recorder to facilitate practical applications of audiating tonality, meter, and style, and will learn how to transfer those applications to other instruments.
June 13-17, 2022; 10:00 am-1:15 pm EST
The piano workshop will explore how children learn music & how it informs the development of rhythmic & tonal audiation skills. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own movement and audiation skills in a variety of meters & tonalities. New and familiar repertoire will be utilized in away-from-the-keyboard and rote learning activities. To experience application of concepts directly, proximity to a piano or keyboard is encouraged.