New Lanark school children in New Lanark - early 19th Century

from An Outline of the System of Education at New Lanark, pages 69-70:

     All the children above five or six years of age are taught singing, sometimes by the ear, sometimes by the notes. They begin by learning the names and sounds of the notes, and by singing the gamut; then proceed to strike the distances, and finally acquire such a knowledge of the elements of the science of music, as they may easily reduce to practice. The musical notes and signs, as well as a variety of musical exercises, are represented on a large scale, on a rolled canvass.... A small selection of simple airs is made, for the school, every three months. The words to …   more >>

cite as

Robert Dale Owen, An Outline of the System of Education at New Lanark (Glasgow, 1824), p. 69-70. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1675343649865 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: New Lanark

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songs performed by New Lanark school children
national airs performed by New Lanark school children

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:14:10 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Feb 2023 13:14:29 +0000