Further reading:


Further reading for: Musical development and learning in early childhood classroom settings (age 3-8 years)





  • Burton, S.L. & Taggart, C.C. (2011). Learning from Young children: Research in early childhood music.   Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education in partnership with the National Association for Music Education.


  • Bunce, L. (2012). Music for Early Learning: Songs and Musical Activities to Support Children’s development.  London: Routledge.


  • Choksey, L. (2001). Teaching music in the twenty-first century. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice_Hall.


  • Collins, M. and Wilkinson, C. (2006). Music and circle time: Using music, rhythm, rhyme and song.  London : Paul Chapman


  • Flohr, J.W. (Ed.) (2004). Musical lives of young children. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.


  • Flohr, J. & Trollinger, V. (2015). Music in elementary education. Upper Saddle River: Prentice–Hall.


  • Frazee, J.  & Kreuter, K.. (1987). Discovering Orff: A curriculum for music teaching. Schott music Corporation.


  • Goodkin, D. (2004). Play, dance, sing: An introduction to Orff Schulwerk. Schott Music Corporation.


  • McPherson, G. (2006) (Ed.).  The child as musician: A handbook of musical development. Oxford: Oxford University Press


  • Smithrin, K. & Upitis, R. Eds.) (2007). Listen to their voices: Research and practice in early childhood music.  Toronto: Canadian Music Educators Association.


  • Wilson, D. & Conyers, M. (2013). Flourishing in the First Five Years: Connecting Implications from Mind, Brain, and Education Research to the Development of Young Children. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Education.


  • Young, S. (2009). Music 3 – 5. London: Routledge.




  • Briscoe, D. (2016). Enhanced Learning for Young Music Students: Involving and Motivating Parents. Music Educators Journal, 103(2), 41-46.

  • Dweck, C. (2017). The journey to children’s mindsets - and beyond. Child Development Perspectives, 11(2), pps 139 – 144.


  • Flohr, J. (2010). Best Practices for Young Children’s Music Education: Guidance From Brain Research. General Music Today 23 (2) 2010

  • K. Haimovitz, & Dweck, C. (2017). The origins of children's growth and fixed mindsets: New research and a new proposal.. Child Development, 88(6), pp. 1849-1859. 


"Just received your Book 1 and am so impressed... This book is brilliant and I can’t wait to start using it with my upcoming students next year... Love the Kodaly approach too. This is the way I learnt and my daughters are learning at the moment in their music classes. It is so beautiful how you are connecting the Kodaly with the instrumental class."

Rebecca, Perth

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