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Music Moves for Piano Workshop

  • Quincy Point Congregational Church, MA Quincy, MA (map)

On Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th, the weekend before the first-annual South Shore Piano Camp, we are thrilled to host Marilyn Lowe for a 2-day teachers' workshop on her audiation-based piano curriculum, Music Moves for Piano.

Marilyn developed this series by applying Edwin E. Gordon research on "audiation" to formal piano study. The term audiation is defined as the process by which humans think music with understanding. This can be compared to the way people think about language. Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory explains how humans learn music by learning how to audiate. 

Culling from the best, Music Moves for Piano incorporates educational strategies of Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Suzuki as well as current research about building healthy piano playing skills. The ultimate objective of this audiation-based approach is for all students to learn music with joyfulness and understanding while becoming musically literate. During lessons students engage in many audiation-based activities, including improvising, building a music pattern vocabulary, and performing with ease.

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