Music in Early Childhood: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives and Inter-disciplinary Exchanges

  • Susan Young
  • Beatriz Ilari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. S. Young, B. Ilari
    Pages 1-18
  3. Children Making Music with Others

  4. Young Children’s Capacities for Music

  5. Music for Young Children: Traditions

  6. Constructed and Mediated Musical Childhoods

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This book examines four main areas of music in early childhood: the traditions of music for young children, their capacities for music, the way they make music with others, and constructed and mediated musical childhoods. It studies several themes in detail, including music making in the home and family life, various musical experiences in schools, day cares, and the community at large in several locations around the globe. It looks at technology and diverse musical repertoires, as well as innovative pedagogies, children’s agency, and brain research. Expanding on the knowledge bases on which early childhood music education typically draws, the book brings together contributions from a range of authors from diverse fields such as education, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, ethnomusicology, and the neurosciences. The end result is a volume that offers a broad and contemporary picture of music in early childhood.


ethnomusicology childhood culture music education cultural and media studies music in families and between siblings music play in nurseries childhood studies musical childhood

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Young
    • 1
  • Beatriz Ilari
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Music Research GroupUniversity of RoehamptonLondonUK
  2. 2.Thornton School of MusicUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17790-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17791-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-8746
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-8754
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