This is a music education podcast that discusses Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.
E01.27: Intro to LSAs
In this episode, I give an overview of Learning Sequence Activities or LSAs—what are they and how can we use them? Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Current GIML “For Your Audiation” newsletter (https://giml.org/for-your-audiation-may-2021/) Reference Handbook for Using Music Learning Theory (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/reference-handbook-for-using-learning-sequence-activities-book-gj131) Tonal Register Book 1 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/jump-right-in-tonal-register-book-1-book-gj127) Rhythm […]
E01.26: Differentiating Instruction
In this episode, I talk how to individualize instruction on the basis of your students’ tonal and rhythm aptitudes so that they are appropriately challenged and experiencing success. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) CA-GIML event on April 24 (https://giml.org/california-giml-chapter-share/#more-3392) Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) Jump […]
E01.25: Music Aptitude Testing — Why and How?
In this episode, I talk about music aptitude tests and how they are useful in providing differentiated instruction in music. Mentioned in this episode: Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) PMMA—Primary Measures of Music Audiation (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/primary-measures-of-music-audiation-kgrade-3-complete-kit-pmma-instrumentaccessory-g2242k) IMMA—Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/intermediate-measures-of-music-audiation-grades-1-6-complete-kit-imma-book-g2593k) MAP—Musical Aptitude Profile (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/musical-aptitude-profile-complete-kit-g4304k) AMMA—Advanced Measures of Music Audiation (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/advanced-measures-of-music-audiation-grade-7-adult-complete-kit-amma-g3372k) GIA Publications […]
E01.24: Developmental vs. Stabilized Aptitude
In this episode, I kick off a mini-series on music aptitude by discussing the two stages of music aptitude and how they are related to brain development. Mentioned in this episode: Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Introduction to the Research and Psychology of Music […]
E01.23: My MLT Journey
In this episode, I share the story of my own journey discovering and using MLT over the past 20 years. Mentioned in this episode: Keys to Music Learning podcast (https://www.musiclearningacademy.com/keystomusiclearning) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) March 13 GIML online event with Alison Reynolds and Wendy Valerio (https://www.facebook.com/TheGIML/photos/a.1962694140719750/2865162813806207/) Drive: The Surprising Truth […]
E01.22: Chatting with Cindy Taggart
In this episode, I have a conversation with GIML faculty member and current GIML president, Dr. Cynthia Crump Taggart. Mentioned in the this episode: Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) March 13 GIML online event with Alison Reynolds and Wendy Valerio (https://www.facebook.com/TheGIML/photos/a.1962694140719750/2865162813806207/) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation (http://www.giamusic.com/products/dmti_books.cfm)
Worth listening again and again!
If you are wanting to learn more about MLT and how to put it into practice, or just looking for new ideas, this podcast is one to keep coming back to! I love how Dr Shouldice goes through concepts step by step, demonstrating how students learn. It is much easier to understand and put into practice than it would be if it was simply an explanation of ideas. I’ve already started implementing much of what I’ve learned in my classroom and private lessons with great results. The kids love it and I feel like I’m less worried about keeping the students engaged and my lessons flow much more smoothly.
Approachable and Engaging
This is such a great podcast. I recommend it for all who wish to learn more about Music Learning Theory (MLT) in an approachable and engaging way. Dr. Shouldice breaks down topics in ways that serve as wonderful jumping off points for the listeners.
Heather’s Everyday Musicality podcast is great in every way. She describes MLT concepts in a way that is clear, understandable, and accurate to Gordon’s writings. It’s been great to be able to listen to these episodes on-the-go or around the house. Thank you for this valuable resource, Heather!