E01.17: Dabbling in Dorian

In this episode, I focus on building audiation in Dorian tonality. 

E01.17: Dabbling in Dorian

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.11: MLT Resources

In this episode, I share an overview of available MLT-related resources.

E01.11: MLT Resources

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

In this episode, I give an overview of Gordon’s Skill Learning Sequence framework.

E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

In this episode, we talk about the basics of pattern instruction: what it is, why it’s helpful, and how to get started.

E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.07: Menu of Meters

In this episode, we discuss rhythmic context, or meter, and run through an overview of a variety of meters.

E01.07: Menu of Meters

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.06: Taste of Tonalities!

In this episode, we talk about tonal context and run through an overview of a variety of tonalities.

E01.06: Taste of Tonalities

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.05: “Whole-Part-Whole” Learning: Context & Content

In this episode, we discuss the “whole-part-whole” learning process in MLT, including the difference between context and content.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.05 (“Whole-Part-Whole” Learning: Context & Content)

Mentioned in this episode:

  • GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com)
  • The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480)
  • If you would like to enter to win a copy of “The Ways Children Learn Music” by Eric Bluestine, share your favorite episode of this podcast so far on social media and add the hashtags #everydaymusicalitypodcast and #giapublications. You can do this on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Just remember to set the post privacy to “public” or tag Everyday Musicality Podcast on FB so that I’ll be able to see it when I search for the hashtags. 

Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.04: Common Misconceptions About MLT

In this episode, we look at some common misconceptions about MLT.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.04 (Common Misconceptions About MLT)

Mentioned In This Episode:

GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com)

Navigating Music Learning Theory: A Guide for General Music Teachers by Dr. Jill Reese (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/applying-music-learning-theory-in-elementary-general-music-book-g9691)

Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org)

Summary of my study on elementary music teachers’ beliefs about composition (https://everydaymusicality.com/2019/03/06/teachers-beliefs-regarding-composition-in-elementary-general-music-shouldice-2014/)

“Research to Real Life” blog (https://everydaymusicality.com/research-to-real-life/)

“Research to Real Life” Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/everydaymusicality/)


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning?

In this episode, we examine the third of three core tenets of MLT: Sequential Music Learning.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.03 (What Is Sequential Music Learning?)

Mentioned in this episode:


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

E01.00: Pilot Episode!

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.00 (Pilot!)

In today’s pilot episode, we’ll hear a brief introduction to this podcast and set the stage for what’s to come!


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!

Announcement: The “Everyday Musicality” Podcast is Coming Soon!

“Everyday Musicality” is a podcast for music educators that discusses Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.


Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsor: GIA Publications, Inc.


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!