Adopting an integrated approach to musical learning in whole class instrumental and vocal lessons
This chapter is founded on the belief that music teaching and learning are most effective where teachers adopt an integrated approach. An integrated approach recognises that:
● children learn and experience music both within and beyond the school and these different learning contexts and occasions should inform planning for music learning in the classroom;
● musical learning is at its richest where children are immersed in music. Such immersion is best achieved through lessons which involve children in: ● all those aspects of what it is to be musical – composing, performing, listening and
responding – in an integrated way; ● a diversity of musical practices which reflect a range of musical styles and cultures.