Musical development and development of musical preferences: Research summary for parents

Breaking down musical prejudices is a powerful way to start breaking down cultural prejudices such as racism and sexism.

A Simple and Practical Way to Integrate Music into the Elementary and Pre-School Classroom
by Brent Hugh
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These ideas about young people's musical development came about as a result of my doctoral research into music preferences of different age listeners. This research had some very surprising and interesting conclusions about how to help young people become more natural and spontaneous musicians. Briefly, the research showed that:

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