"This book is unique in helping music educators recognize and appreciate children's remarkable musical intuitions. Maud Hickey teaches us how to nurture children's natural abilities for creative learning as they make music their own." --Jeanne Bamberger, Professor Emeritus of Music and Urban Education, MIT
"Music Outside the Lines
is an indispensable manual for teachers of K-12 and beyond for the long overdue integration of composition and improvisation in a deep, useful and beneficial level for all music courses. Hickey guides the reader into an irresistible process that is creative at the core. There are easily understandable exercises that will instill confidence in both the instructor and student. Those that go forward with this wonderful guidance will be richly rewarded." --Pauline Oliveros, Professor of Practice, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Executive Director, Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.
"Dr. Hickey has produced a superb volume that combines her expertise in children's compositional strategies with practical examples for classroom applications." --Harold F. Abeles, Co-Director, Center for Arts Education Research, Teachers College, Columbia University
"I highly recommend this book for pre-service and in-service music educators interested in music composition pedagogy, as well as those more generally interested in effective music teaching and learning." --Music Education Research