In 2005 I worked with future music teachers at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. According to the new system of qualifications, studies on literacy development should be included in all Swedish teacher education programs – ie also for future music teachers. To fulfil the new directives, we took the help of Susanne Weiner Ahlström. This was the beginning of an interesting and productive relationship.
Susanne began to teach our students, and in 2008 we were granted funds by the Alice Tegnérs Foundation to explore the relationship between reading and writing development and music/eurhythmics. We studied current research, tried different exercises, discussed and learned from each other. The work resulted in courses for music education students and active teachers.
Documentation of the first course can be downloaded here. (In Swedish)