Teaching through music

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This piece should include some theory, models and examples about teaching various subjects through music.

Use cases

Using music as medium seems to be fairly popular in language education but also in some religious cultures. I also have seen examples of science education (e.g. They Might Be Giants – teaching science through music) and social issues/civic education.

From the Pilgrims TMV - Teaching through Music and Visual Art.pdf Teaching Through Music And Visual Art Course also here (retrieved 15:14, 21 October 2009 (UTC)):

  • Using art as a stimulus for task based learning and integrated skills teaching
  • Putting life into course book exercises and filling in the gaps often missing in the course book content
  • Using music in as an aid to classroom management and for working with different levels of energy throughout the day.
  • Ways of using the arts to enable more effective learning with âdifficultâ or unmotivated students.
  • Using music to enhance areas of learning such as pronunciation, vocabulary, and fluency practice
  • Using art and music as a basis for storytelling, drama and movement



  • Now Add Kids]. “Over 200 points of the National Curriculum are addressed including major subjects such as: Personal Development Skills, English, Music and Dance, Physical Education, Art and Design, Religious Studies, Mathematics, Citizenship and Values, Respect and Responsibility.” (retrieved 15:14, 21 October 2009 (UTC)).
  • The Zinghoppers Show “is a curriculum enhancement program for young children that features music, movement, puppetry, drama, storytelling and comedy.”, retrieved 15:14, 21 October 2009 (UTC)