Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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  • Movement and Music: The Dance of Life

    Author Carla Hannaford

    By Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.
    Educational Consultant and
    Author of Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not AllIn Your Head

    In every popular magazine and scientific journal today, you will find articles on the importance of music and movement for learning, health, and quality of life. We are being shown that how we learn, from before birth until death, is a fascinating dance between sound and movement. The ancient wisdom seekers knew the importance of movement and music. We see it in the 10,000-year-old Hindu writings that state:

    "Sound is the cosmic motor out of which all matter is created. "

    Plato wrote:
    "I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of leaming. "

    More recently, Ludwig von Beethoven stated:
    " .. . Music is the…

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