Here are some additional popular elementary music pedagogies:
Now if you like one of the others better, please don't think they are less effective than the Big Three, just less widely used (and even that depends on which country you are in!
Let's delve into a variety of methods*
|Suzuki|| students learn music in the same way as they learn language|
|Comprehensive Musicianship|| uses the music literature as the source of all music learning|
|Gordon's Music Learning Theory|| audiation, sequence, and music aptitude|
|Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project|| acquisition of musical information is a byproduct of performing and creating|
|Music in Education|| technology-based music program from Yamaha|
|Education Through Music|| program in inner-city schools to help promote academic achievement|
|Weikert's Movement Sequence|| structured movement and folk dance|
|Threading the Concept|| lesson focuses on one concept with many different experiences|
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*I use the term method here very loosely. Some of these are not really methods, so as you learn about them, keep an eye out for those that claim to be methods and those that state otherwise. This will be important in your understanding of each type of pedagogy.