An Early Childhood Music Curriculum

December 9, 2014 / By: Carly Huhn

Early childhood is a critical stage of development for increasing the potential for music aptitude in young children; creating an early childhood music curriculum is a key component of this process. This master’s curriculum project creates an early childhood music curriculum designed to encourage the music aptitude potential in early childhood. The curriculum project is designed to present a music teacher with a pedagogical process for teaching early childhood music classes. The curriculum maps were designed to incorporate various pedagogical strategies prevalent in early childhood music education. Overall, this project reveals that music-making activities increase music aptitude in early childhood. The presence of experiences in music displayed many benefits such as increased intelligence, social skills, community building, and musical skills such as singing, playing instruments, speaking, and listening. These findings suggest that all families should implement early childhood music-making experiences as early as possible.