Tónagull courses are research based

We also actively conduct research in early childhood music

Helga Rut Guðmundsdóttir

Dr. Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir, the founder, author and CEO of Tónagull conducts research in early childhood music and is active in international collaboration. She is the current Chair of the European association MERYC (Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children).

Selected publications in peer reviewed articles and book chapters

Music Education Research 2010

Authors: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir and Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir

MERYC Conference Proceedings, The 5th Conference of MERYC 2011 Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland 8th to 11th June 2011

Author: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir

Yfirlitsgrein birt í Netlu – Veftímariti um uppeldi og menntun, 2013

Author: Helga Rut Guðmundsdóttir

The Oxford Handbook of Singing 2015/2018

Authors: Sandra Trehub & Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir

MERYC 2017 Conference Proceedings, Cambridge, UK

Author: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir

Psychology of Music, 2018

Authors: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir & Sandra Trehub 

Psychology of Music, 2020

Author: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, 2020

Chapter 3, Volume II: Education

Author: Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir

International participation in research projects

MERYC organises professional conferences and educational opportunities for researchers as well as practitioners in early childhood music, covering the age 0-8 years.

The AIRS project was an international and interdisciplinary resarch project. Helga served on its steering committee 2012-2016 and participated in research on singing development in early childhood.

Singing and musical traditions in Icelandic and Estonian childhoods: A forthcoming book chapter

Research collaboration with prof. Kristi Kiilu, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre og prof. Helga R. Gudmundsdottir, University of Iceland

The chapter will appear in a book edited by Graham Welch and published by Oxford University Press

Selected videos available online