Education Through Music is the study of artful teaching and the process of learning through song and play. ETM activiies build the imagaic system and symbolization process through the synergy of language, song, movement, and interactive play; thereby, laying the foundation for the building of intelligence.
The links above reveal details about the five aspects that comprise every song and play experience in Education Through Music (ETM).
ETM is based on English-language folk songs. Inspired by Zoltan Kodaly's perspective of music education, ETM fosters musical development and literacy. The songs contain the primary melodic, rhythmic, and structural patterns found throughout Western music. Based in play, children come easily and joyfully to the study of these patterns. As they study, children develop the ability to symbolize what they hear and then, hear the symbols that they see (literacy). The joy of the play leads to a love of music and music making that lasts for a lifetime.