Piano pedagogy, child development
Musical learning and performance has traditionally been understood as the process of cognitive ability and physical action. If a musician lacks or is underdeveloped in one of these areas it will either be harder or almost impossible to create music. In this presentation I will focus on the connection between them. Cognitive ability and knowledge increases with age as we gain more facts and experiences. Likewise, a child’s physical abilities expand and become more advanced with age. There is an increasing amount of evidence that cognitive abilities and physical developments are linked in children’s development.
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"Learning to Play: Cognitive and Physical Development of Children and the Requirements of Playing the Piano,"
Musical Offerings: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/musicalofferings/vol5/iss1/2
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