For many teachers, there is an aha moment when they are introduced to Music Moves for Piano, a brilliant piano method by Marilyn Lowe based on Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory.
"This makes so much sense"
- "This is the missing link"
- "This is what my students are missing"
"I need to know more"
However, when it's time to sit down with the method books, it can quickly become overwhelming. For many, the books are opened and placed to the side to tackle another day. The differences in the approach can be daunting and, for some, it is an entirely new way to instruct students.
It is not easy to jump right in!
Hi! My name is Krista Jadro, founder of Music Learning Academy, the online space dedicated to training and support for Marilyn Lowe's Music Moves for Piano and audiation-based music instruction.
I have always had a passion for music and teaching. When introduced to Music Learning Theory at University of Delaware in 2002, I quickly recognized the importance of knowing how children learn music in order to provide developmentally appropriate instruction. Over the past 17 years, I experienced teaching audiation-based instruction in a variety of settings, including a school for children and adults with autism, my studio of piano and flute students, early childhood classes, and elementary general music. I frequently share my expertise with fellow teachers at conferences, workshops and trainings, and professional development courses as a member of the Gordon Institute of Music Learning Piano Faculty. I am the Director of Early Childhood Education at Brookline Music School. There, I oversee a thriving early childhood and Music Moves for Piano program, with seven teachers and nearly 200 students!
I'm excited to be here to guide and support you as you navigate the wonderful world of Music Moves for Piano.