Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1997

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Susan M. Madley


This project was to design and develop a model program in music orientation and skill development for Li-Gang Elementary School, Ping-Dong, Taiwan. To accomplish the purpose, a review of current literature regarding elementary-level music programs was conducted. The program emphasizes activities that will help music become a part of a child's overall development and education, and is based on the premise that music classes for young children should be "Fun with a Purpose" and "Learning by Doing". The program concentrates on four specific areas: listening to music, moving to music, singing and playing musical instruments. More specifically the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, form, tempo, and dynamics are addressed through a variety of methods and activities.