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The Resource A well-tempered mind : using music to help children listen and learn, Peter Perret & Janet Fox ; foreword by Maya Angelou

A well-tempered mind : using music to help children listen and learn, Peter Perret & Janet Fox ; foreword by Maya Angelou

Label
A well-tempered mind : using music to help children listen and learn
Title
A well-tempered mind
Title remainder
using music to help children listen and learn
Statement of responsibility
Peter Perret & Janet Fox ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Perret, conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, chronicles in A Well-Tempered Mind how a brief NPR feature about music and the brain inspired him to create an innovative music education program for first- through third-graders at two elementary schools in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The musicians from his woodwind quintet taught the children to listen to music, detect the roles of the instruments, discern how music is constructed, and even compose their own music. The effects of the quintets intervention reached beyond the music classes and carried into other academic subjects as well, resulting in a significant improvement in the childrens scores on annual state tests. A Well-Tempered Mind describes how the children and musicians worked together, and explores the brain research that seeks to understand how music engages the brains cognitive capabilities ranging from memory and language and emotional processing. Perrets Bolton project inspires a host of tantalizing questions such as: Does music physically change the brain? Can music help kids with short attention spans, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties? Does music influence the cognitive abilities needed for reading and math? Perrets engaging and candid narrative, previously featured in Symphony Magazine, tells of a fascinating journey of discovery into the complexities and intricate workings of the human brain. Further, it opens the door to new and exciting opportunities for education, in its demonstration of how music can be a universal language that expands young minds in unforeseen ways. A Well-Tempered Mind demonstrates that by working together, we can make a difference in our children's lives and replace cultural bankruptcy with a full pocket of good music. Lord knows we need it."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perret, Peter
Dewey number
372.87
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3830
LC item number
.P375 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fox, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music in education
  • Music, Influence of
  • Learning, Psychology of
Label
A well-tempered mind : using music to help children listen and learn, Peter Perret & Janet Fox ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanfare -- Lessons from the Pied Piper -- Overture -- Getting to know all about you -- Building bridges -- Models and mentors -- Learning to listen -- A symphony of neurons -- Can you say legato? -- As time goes by -- Is music a reading teacher? -- Listening to learn -- Young composers -- Once upon a time -- Beyond Bolton : theme and variations -- Coda : play it again
Control code
54822521
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 239 pages
Isbn
9781932594034
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A well-tempered mind : using music to help children listen and learn, Peter Perret & Janet Fox ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanfare -- Lessons from the Pied Piper -- Overture -- Getting to know all about you -- Building bridges -- Models and mentors -- Learning to listen -- A symphony of neurons -- Can you say legato? -- As time goes by -- Is music a reading teacher? -- Listening to learn -- Young composers -- Once upon a time -- Beyond Bolton : theme and variations -- Coda : play it again
Control code
54822521
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 239 pages
Isbn
9781932594034
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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