School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
Preschool Music, Adult Music, Music Education, Multigenerational Music, Biblical Class, Biblical Music Class, Music Curriculum
Educational Methods | Music | Music Education
Slater, Jordan Lee, "The Music Making Family: A Music Class for All Ages" (2021). Masters Theses. 727.
Whereas music both unlocks and fuels devotion as well as strengthens mental faculties, whereas teamwork and shared experiences deepen familial bonds, whereas the Bible is the root of all knowledge and wisdom, the need for The Music Making Family has arisen. Colossians 3:16 states, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” The purpose of this qualitative study is to provide teachers, whether in private school, public school, a religious entity, in a standalone studio, instructional material for preschool and adult students together in one classroom including. This instructional material includes explaining the benefits of teaching one concept to multiple levels of intelligence; designing a curriculum plan for dual-aged groups built upon biblical truths and encouraging relationships within the immediate family unit. Young children learn best through music and play. They are most heavily influenced by those who care for them daily. For them to have any true wisdom, they must be filled with and instructed by the divine writings of scripture, where the truest and greatest story is told. The Music Making Family curriculum combines all of these elements to provide the entire family with a rich, engaging, Bible-saturated music experience that not only provides a music education suitable for child and parent alike, but models how every form of education finds its origin in the Creator.