Phases and Stages in Early Music Learning. A longitudinal study on the development of young children's musical potential

  title={Phases and Stages in Early Music Learning. A longitudinal study on the development of young children's musical potential},
  author={Wilfried Gruhn},
  journal={Music Education Research},
  pages={51 - 71}
  • W. Gruhn
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Psychology
  • Music Education Research
During the last decade, a great deal of music education research has focused on studies with infants and young children. The concept of a 'competent infant' has changed paradigms for understanding the developmental growth and music potential of young children. This study reports on a longitudinal study that was designed to examine the phases and stages in children's early music learning. A group of 12 children (six male; six female) aged 1-2 years (M = 1 year 7 months, range 8 months to 2 years… 

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