Whole-Brain Experiences with Quality Musical Materials
Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference
Memorable musical experiences in childhood can influence life-long attitudes about the role and importance of music. Research with adult non-musicians indicates that their most significant memories of early musical experiences were those that engaged them in many modes: songs that were humorous, that generated physical activity and dance, that were borrowed from the popular media, or that were part of a public performance. Recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience support the understanding that experiences are more memorable and significant when multiple areas of the brain are involved.
musical memories, neuroscience, music education
Curriculum and Instruction | Music
Barbara J. Resch (2011).
Whole-Brain Experiences with Quality Musical Materials. Presented at Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference, Minneapolis, MN.