Teaching Music in the Multicultural Early Childhood Classroom

(First Edition)
By Gilberto D. Soto
Paperback, 168 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-0186-1 ©2017
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Summary
    Teaching Music in the Multicultural Early Childhood Classroom discusses principles and strategies for integrating music into early childhood and early elementary school education. Readers learn how music education meets the expressive and developmental needs of young children, and how integrating music into curricula enhances enactive, iconic, and symbolic learning experiences.

    Written to align with national teaching standards for early childhood teaching certification, the book teachers readers how to identify and describe basic music notation, perception, and performance. They study music and lesson planning methodology, and learn how to successfully plan and present a lesson using music as the link to the desired learning objective. Specific topics include music for children with special needs, multicultural music, ELL and ESL bilingual fluencies, rhythm and movement, extension and character songs, and the importance of singing.

    Each chapter includes lesson plan templates and study guides with key terms and assessment questions. The book features numerous activities, all of which have been successfully class-tested. Teaching Music in the Multicultural Early Childhood Classroom has been developed for courses in early childhood music, and elementary school programs such as music and children, music in the early childhood, Mommy and Me, and Kindermusik, among others.

    Gilberto D. Soto is a professor of music education and guitar at Texas A&M International University. He also supervises the guitar studio, teaching and mentoring its majors, and directs the TAMIU Classical Guitar Ensemble. An award-winning author and classical guitarist, he earned his M.M. in music performance and his Ph.D. in music education at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Soto has performed with numerous symphony orchestras, served as a judge in guitar competitions, symposiums, and workshops, and directed and founded several educational guitar ensembles. Dr. Soto has authored and coauthored several books and articles on music education, which have been featured on national television and are sold internationally. As a result he travels nationally and internationally offering lectures and workshops on his writings and research regarding multicultural music education in early childhood. He is a member of the Guitar Foundation of American, the South Texas Classical Guitar society, and the Texas Council for the Arts.