Early Childhood Music

Music training for young kids, from 1 year old, represents a discovery of a great personal enriching value and at the same time, a working area of profound pedagogic relevance. An early guided sound stimulation, as much diversified as possible, a gradual exposition to different kinds of music, playing games around rhythm and timbre, may have a positive impact on the psico-physical development of children. Music, presented with its different components in an intuitive and immediate manner, not only favours the concentration in children, but it also enriches their emotional and inner world.

Interesting readings:
• Hemsy de Gainza V. (1977), Fundamentos, Materiales y Técnicas de la Educación Musical, RICORDI
• Willems E. (1985), El oído musical, Paidós Educador
• Pascual Mejía P. (2006), Didáctica de la Música, Pearson
• Gordon E.E. (2001), Preparatory Audiation, Audiation, and Music Learning Theory, GIA Publications
• Campbell D. (2002), The Mozart Effect, Quill
• Malagarriga T.–Valls A. (2003 ), La audición musical en la etapa infantil, CEAC
• Apostoli A. –Gordon E. (2005), Ascolta con lui, canta per lui, Ed. CURCI
• Diaz M. –Giráldez A. (2007), Aportaciones teóricas y metodológicas a la educación musical, GRAÓ
• Abad E. –Carbó H. (2010), Música per créixer, Bellaterra Música
• Sassano A. (2008) : “L’uso della campane secondo il metodo Willems nella fase precedente ai 3 anni: prime discriminazioni dell’altezza del suono” , tesi per il Master in Pedagogia Musicale