Means ME! Creating a rich
musical environment in the classroom.
Means ME! Music
and oral language are natural partners for creative expression. The
relationship of these two forms derive from the fact that both music
and oral language are constructed from the same two elements: sound
is Real music! Real learning! through...
sounds, Rhythms, and Forms
music to YOUR curriculum
music experiences with language and stories
and teacher collaborations
materials for classroom teachers and early childhood
Every child has a birthright to exclaim,
“Music Means ME!” Educators involved in
early childhood development
who assure music-making activities happen regularly in the lives of
their students are honoring the essence of those children.
Young children recognize, understand, and
value real music by age 2 (and
probably younger!). They have inborn propensities toward creating music without any
regard to notions of “talent” or “artistic expression”.
Within the American education
music is an expendable component of the curriculum. Young children need
music-making experiences to be a part of their school experience.
Missing music-making with peers, teachers and family is a lost opportunity
for establishing early connections with the poetry of sound, rhythm, personal relationships and communication skills.
Means ME! is dedicated to helping educators maintain and strengthen the
presence of music-making in early childhood education.
Morehouse also conducts Teacher Training and Staff Development seminars.
Contact Paul for details of those programs.