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This Too is Music

Rena Upitis


This Too Is Music guides and motivates teachers to foster classroom conditions that enable elementary students to thrive as improvisers, critical listeners, performers, and composers. Using anecdotes and illustrated with musical examples, the book explores how these aspects of music making are intertwined and quells any doubts teachers may have regarding their abilities to create an environment where children can improvise, dance, compose, and notate their musical offerings. While the book acknowledges the importance of traditional approaches to teaching notation and performance, its emphasis ... More

Keywords: community, invented music notations, improvisation, composition, digital technologies, musical theater, integrated curriculum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190884956
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190884956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rena Upitis, author
Professor of Education, Queen's University