A History of Education in Music


by Richard Colwell 2012

Music has pervaded American history since the founding fathers sang hymns aboard the Mayflower. From that time until the present, music has been so embedded in U.S. society that it is experienced subconsciously in events and activities that are a part of daily life. Learning and instruction take place in the home, in churches, in the community, and from private entrepreneurs, as well as in schools. Thus, learning and teaching in music are heavily dependent on cooperation between parents and community, and on tradition and custom.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 13, 2012, p. 10-33
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18347, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 5:34:21 PM

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