Why Do Girls Sing and Boys Play Rock Guitar?

Maryann Harman with Kathy Stevens

Girls play violins and flutes, boys play drums and guitars. Are they hard wired to have these inclinations or are they responding to our socialization process. This segment explores how gender impacts music instruction and challenges many widely held beliefs about how boys and girls learn and relate to and through music.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Kathy Stevens, MPA, an Executive Director of the Gurian Institute and a professional trainer/international presenter and co-author of the The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life (with Michael Gurian/Jossey-Bass), as well as other titles. Her work has been featured in national publications including Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, and Education Week.
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