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Master's Thesis (M. Arch.)

Montessori School of Music for Children

Available from: Library and Archives Canada

Montessori method of education, Music - Instruction and study

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Abstract/Notes: The Montessori Method builds on children's natural explorative and creative nature through their learning environment. Music learning encourages participation that helps strengthen a child's educational, physical, and emotional development. This Thesis investigates the relationship between one's learning environment and processes of self discovery, which allow a child to understand and experience music through acts of play and work. Studies focus on the relationship between music and architecture, and how the quality of sound within a space can be influenced through architectural elements such as the material, structure and volume. These architectural elements, in turn, can act as tools to educate children about music. This thesis examines Architecture and the Montessori Method as means to create Music learning spaces for children. The proposed Montessori School of Music will not only be a space for experiencing music but most importantly, a place where children explore and learn. The site is in the Strathcona neighborhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Language: English

Published: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2006

Master's Thesis (M. Ed.)

Differences in Mathematics Scores Between Students Who Receive Traditional Montessori Instruction and Students Who Receive Music Enriched Montessori Instruction

Available from: Library and Archives Canada

Mathematics education, Montessori method of education - Evaluation

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Abstract/Notes: While a growing body of research reveals the beneficial effects of music on education performance the value of music in educating the young child is not being recognized, particularly in the area of Montessori education. This study was an experimental design using a two-group post-test comparison. A sample of 200 Montessori students aged 3 to 5-years-old were selected and randomly placed in one of two groups. The experimental treatment 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 was sequenced in order to teach concepts of pitch, dynamics, duration, timbre, and form. The instrument used to measure mathematical achievement was the Test of Early Mathematics Ability-3 to determine if the independent variable, music instruction had any effect on students' mathematics test scores, the dependent variable. The results showed that subjects who received music enriched Montessori instruction had significantly higher mathematics scores. When compared by age group, 3 year-old students had higher scores than either the 4 or 5 year-old children.

Language: English

Published: Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 2005

Bachelor's Thesis

Hudební rozvoj dětí předškolního věku ve vzdělávacím systému Marie Montessori / Musical development of preschool children in the Maria Montessori educational system

Available from: Univerzita Karlova Institutional Repository

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Abstract/Notes: Studentka pojedná o vzdělávacím systému Marie Montessori v českém vzdělávacím prostředí. Představí jeho klíčové znaky. Ty se stanou inspirací k rozvoji hudebnosti jako prostředku osobnostního rozvoje dítěte předškolního věku. V praktické části studentka uskuteční longitudinální a kvantitativní výzkum u dětí navštěvujících příslušnou mateřskou školu. Jeho cílem bude představit procesy, jak hudebně výrazové a formotvorné prostředky postupně vstupují do dětského vědomí v kontinuitě s emocionálním a estetickým rozvojem. / The student aims to introduce the topic of Maria Montessori education system in the Czech educational environment. She will describe the key subjects. Those will become an inspiration to the child´s musical growth as a part of preschool child´s personal growth. She will make an longitudinal and qualitative research in the practical part with the kids who are attending the kindergarden. The purpose is to introduce a musical and form-forming instruments which are gradually entering into child´s sences in continuity with emotional and ethical growth.

Language: Czech

Published: Prague, Czechia, 2020


2000 Refresher Course Celebration of Music [photo montage]

Publication: AMI/USA News, vol. 13, no. 2

Pages: 6

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Language: English

Book Section

Die Entdeckung des Ohres - Musik in der Montessori-Pädagogik [The discovery of the ear - music in Montessori pedagogy]

Book Title: 100 Jahre Montessori-Kinderhaus Geschichte und Aktualität eines pädagogischen Konzepts [100 Years of the Montessori Children's Home: History and Topicality of an Educational Concept]

Pages: 288-306

Music - Instruction and study

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Language: German

Published: Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag, 2009

ISBN: 978-3-8258-1650-6

Series: Impulse der Reformpädagogik , 24


Music in the Montessori Classroom

Publication: Forza Vitale!, vol. 22, no. 1

Pages: 12–13

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Language: English

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Music and Visual Cues on Transition Time in a Multi-aged 3-5 Year Old Montessori Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Three-hour work cycle, Work periods

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this action research project was to investigate the effects of music and visual cues on transition times. This research took place in a Primary Montessori classroom with children ranging from 3-5 years of age in a public, partial magnet, urban K3-8th school. Data was collected for four weeks using a transition time log, behavior tally sheets, teacher journal, and student attitude scales. The results of the study showed a slight decrease in transition times, and a larger decrease in disruptive behaviors using both music and visual cues. Although the transition time decreases were less than expected, the larger decrease in disruptive behaviors had a positive impact on the classroom environment throughout the day. Implications include extending the length of the study to see if there is a more significant decrease in transition times and extending the visual cues into the work cycle to create a more peaceful work time.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2017


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Stimulating the Development of Rhythmic Abilities in Preschool Children in Montessori Kindergartens with Music-Movement Activities: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Available from: Springer Link

Publication: Early Childhood Education Journal, vol. 52

Pages: 563-574

Early childhood care and education, Early childhood education, Elementary school students, Montessori method of education, Montessori schools, Movement education, Music education, Preschool children, Rhythm

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Abstract/Notes: This article examines the effects of Montessori music-movement activities on the development of the rhythmic abilities of 59 children from Montessori preschools, aged between 3 and 6 years. Children were deployed into two experimental groups (EG 1 (n = 20) & EG 2 (n = 22)) and a control group (CG) (n = 17). Our intervention consisted of introducing 15 to 20 min of unstructured movement time, either accompanied by a piano (EG 1) or recording (EG 2), three times a week for four months, whereas the control group carried on the usual Montessori program. We used a quasi-experimental nonequivalent groups design with pretest–posttest. Three tests for measuring rhythmic abilities were used: auditory discrimination of the rhythmic patterns, imitation of spoken rhythmic phrases, and determining the synchronization of movement with the rhythm of the music. The interventions had a positive effect on the development of the rhythmic abilities of children included in the study. The most significant effect was noticed in EG 1, while no effect of non-activity was detected in the control group.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1007/s10643-023-01459-x

ISSN: 1573-1707


An Analysis of Music Textbook in Kindergarten and the First Grade of Elementary School / Maria Montessori 의 유아기 음악지도법에 관한 연구

Available from: RISS

Publication: 論文集 - 광주보건대학 [Gwangju Health College - Research Papers], vol. 12

Pages: 349-369

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose is to compare the Kindergarten music textbooks with those of the first grade of elementary school and analyze them, to examine whether the correspond to children's developmental characteristics whether the music education of Kindergarten and the first grade have a connection each other. The subject of this study are as follow: 1. What are the objects of music education in Kindergarten and the first grade? 2. How are the contents of music education in Kindergarten and the first grade? 3. Do the songs mentioned in the music textbook of Kindergarten and the first grade coincide with children's musical charateristics? The method of this study: Comparing the objects and contents of the collection of guiding child education materials' with those of the pleasant lives' guide book for teacher, I analyze the songs gathered in each book through the aspect of contents, composition, length, rhythm and voice-ranges. The result of this study are as follows: 1. The music education of the first grade presents the goal which 'the musicality of children is enlightened, through desirable musical experiences and the harmonious emotion and creativity.' On the contrary, the goal of music is not presented in Kinergarten education. 2. The spheres of music education contents in the first grade are divided into three, as like the basic capability, the expression capability, and the appreciation, 3. The songs of the first, grade are estimated that they are selected to correspond to children's musical characteristics, on the other hand, those of Kindergarten have many problems in the aspect of composition, length, rhythm and voiceranges. The conclusions derived from the results. The music education of Kindergarten should be carried out coinciding with children's growth, connecting with that of elementary school.

Language: Korean


Aspetto creativo nella educazione musicale del bambino

Available from: Atlante Montessori

Publication: Vita dell'Infanzia (Opera Nazionale Montessori), vol. 21, no. 10-11

Pages: 57-59

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Language: Italian

ISSN: 0042-7241

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