Laura Bassi and the method called "ritmica integrale"

  • Anna Scalfaro
Parole chiave: Laura Bassi, Pedagogy of Music, Didactic of Music, Early Childhood Education, Musical Rythm


The essay focuses on the figure and the work of Laura Bassi (1883-1950), a preschool teacher operating in a number of Italian kindergartens between the first and second half of the twentieth century. Ms. Bassi developed a method of child education based on the musical rhythm. This essay reconstructs the life of Bassi, illustrates her method called “Ritmica integrale”, focuses on the reception of this method at the time and the difficulties in divulging her pedagogical and didactic concepts .