The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. Lili M. Levinowitz is a professor of music education at Rowan University of New Jersey, Glassboro. The media’s popularization of findings from studies indicating a causal link between music training and spatial reasoning in young...
Multicultural Music in Early Childhood

Multicultural Music in Early Childhood

Marlene Rattigan Music is a universal language. Exposing children to the music, songs and dances of other cultures should simply be another aspect of the music and movement program, integrated quite naturally on a daily basis. In the home setting, where only one...
Building a Program in a Multicultural Environment

Building a Program in a Multicultural Environment

By Ed Martin When building a multicultural school music program, the challenge is to provide an academically sound environment for music education with appropriate attention to traditional study and performance standards, while not losing the cultural richness that...
Why Music Education Shouldn’t Play Second Fiddle

Why Music Education Shouldn’t Play Second Fiddle

By Cindy Long Most people know Kevin Eubanks from the Tonight Show Band, which he led from 1995 to 2010, but the acclaimed guitarist and composer is also a public education advocate who is passionate about how music can help shape young minds. Eubanks, who emceed the...