Finally, a sensible music methods book for pre-service Montessori teachers that is both grounded in the Montessori education discipline as well as full of excellent examples of teaching material - straightforward instruction on how and why we teach music the Montessori way. Montessori Mozarts is an importan...more"
Dr. B. Berthelotte
The only Montessori music and movement text available. Response to this text has been very enthusiastic, as illustrated by the following reviewer comments.
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A compelling framework for developing lessons that speaks to the urgency of the environmental and social challenges facing us in the future. Inviting readers to think outside conventional boxes of educational reform, this is an ambitious, imaginative, and practical guide to a better educational future for Montessori."
Julie Roy Owner and Directress , The Children's House Montessori Canada
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-enriched Montessori instruction. The lesson plans are practical, concise and easy to implement in the Montessori curriculum."
Rev. N. Carle Early Childhood Specialist USA
How do musical skills develop in children? What factors influence their development? What factors inhibit their development? What role can music and movement play in physical education. What do balance, hand-eye coordination, body mapping, and music all share in common? Can music affect the development of other cognitive abilities in children, and how? These are just a few of the questions considered in this work."
Teresa Duffy Owner and Directress, ABC Montessori Ireland
Truly a landmark publication in Montessori music education, this is a book that will fascinate both Montessori educators and trainees - inspiring them to think deeply about the many different ways in which music can affect children's lives and the quality of lives around the world."
Maria Monaco Owner and Directress , Montessori Early Years Canada
Finally, a sensible music methods book for pre-service Montessori teachers that is both grounded in the Montessori education discipline as well as full of excellent examples of teaching material - straightforward instruction on how and why we teach music the Montessori way. Montessori Mozarts is an important and powerful manifesto - a blueprint for how to take the first steps toward a saner and more humane educational system."
Dr. B. Berthelotte University lecturer USA
I would like to commend the author on this textbook for the clear, concise approach to music-enriched Montessori teaching. The text provides a strong research-based format promoting the development of musical understanding and teaching skill in music education for educator candidates using a music-enriched Montessori elemental framework. It presents an approach to musical understanding through the use of active authentic musical experiences for the students. I would definitely consider it as a core text, for its comprehensive nature and for the clarity of ideas."
Laurie Brannagan Montessori French Emmersion Canada
Much has yet to be accomplished but the contribution we are already able to give fills us with hope and certainty and with a deep sense of responsibility towards the world of the future which so very largely depends upon the realization and promotion of these truths which are the secret of childhood."
M. Montessori January 1940, AMI Head Office newsletter
This book speaks to the issue of preparing our children of today to be successful citizens of the future. It outlines why music is important to learning, and provides excellent suggestions for launching and sustaining a musical influence in the lives of children. Those interested in music, the overall well-being of children, or the future of globalization will not be able to put this book down. "