How to use this book
'Learning with Music' was compiled to use with children who are
hearing impaired, although it can be used with children who have other special
needs and with people of various ages.
The paper is divided into two parts: Part I consists of a music
curriculum, while Part II lists music activities which correspond to the
The curriculum and activities are divided into sections ranging
from basic sound awareness to playing instruments and moving to rhythms.
When using the book the teacher should first select a section
from the curriculum in Part I that is appropriate for the students. It is
important to start with the first numbers from each section to ensure that the
students understand the specific concept and then to progress onto the other
numbers. Once a curriculum item has been selected the teacher should refer to
Part II, which is the activity-based part of the book, to see if there are any
relevant activities for that item. The activities in Part II are listed under
the same headings as those used in Part I. At the end of each activity the
relevant curriculum numbers are given.
The activities can also be used as a guide or starting point to
give the teacher ideas for their own