I would definitely consider adopting Montessori Mozarts for a course in Montessori music instruction. It is well written, informative ...most commendable is the author's insistence throughout on the concrete to abstract approach, and on the necessity of a graduated, easy-to-complex teaching order for music-...more"
Rev. N. Carle
Frequently Asked Questions
How was Montessori Mozarts created?
In 2004 a University of Windsor research study was conducted with 200 Montessori students aged 3 to 5-years, to determine if music-enriched Montessori instruction had an effect on the student's mathematics scores. The program implemented was an "in-house" music-enriched Montessori program, and children participated in 3 half-hour sessions weekly, for 6 months. This program was designed from appropriate early childhood educational pedagogies and sequenced in order to teach concepts of pitch, dynamics, duration, timbre, and form. The results of the study showed that subjects who received music-enriched Montessori instruction had significantly higher mathematics scores. When compared by age group, with 3 year-old students having a higher scores than either the 4 or 5 year-old children.
The instructional materials were designed and written by a Montessori music specialist, of over 20 years, with an extensive background in early childhood education. The materials feature teacher resources and lesson plans based on five curricular themes that allow educators and parents to offer young children meaningful learning experiences through music. The intention is to assist the Montessori educator by providing an incredible support system that will once again put the child first.