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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




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The problem of helping children to make continual progress in their singing ability has been of particular interest to me because of the experiences I have had in teaching music to third, fifth, and sixth graders. In most cases the children had had few teachers who were trained or experienced in teaching music. In one district there wasn't even a music supervisor to whom teachers could go for help if they felt they needed it.

The problems on which I have done research to write this paper are the ones which have been the most common in my experience. I have attempted to find the most recent information available, or to pick out of slightly older material, the ideas which would prove helpful to me in organizing a situation which would be of value in developing the musical ability of the children I teach.