Music, Movement, and Learning

Carlos Abril

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13 Scopus citations


This chapter presents research about the relationship between movement and the music learning process. It examines the role of movement in music teaching and learning processes, and discusses how movement is used by music teachers. Since there is a relationship between music and movement, and music making requires the simultaneous application of various sensory modalities, including the kinesthetic, the use of movement would be a logical part of music learning and teaching processes. The chapter also reviews evidence-based research that relates directly to the music experience and concludes with a discussion of patterns, implications for practice, and suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning: Applications
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780190268190, 9780199754397
StatePublished - Dec 8 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Kinesthetic
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Music learning processes
  • Music teaching
  • Sensory modalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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