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Music Learning Theory

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Natalia Sigmund is not your typical music teacher. “Every child is born with a certain level of musical aptitude,” Sigmund says. She believes music can help children socially, emotionally, even academically. The secret to learning music lies in the way the student is taught.

Sigmund, who also runs the award-winning after school chorus "Music Makers," abides by a music learning theory developed by Dr. Edwin Gordon. In this video, her students demonstrate that there is a close parallel between the way individuals learn music and language. Watch how she brings out the musician in her students with this video and hear more about how she thinks it carries over into the rest of their academic life. VIDEO: http://to.pbs.org/1E1nNDa

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