The Diller-Quaile Institute: Research & Publications


The Diller-Quaile Institute conducts original research into the musical development of children, youth, and adults, teaching and learning, and related topics. We welcome inquiries from outside researchers and institutions that may be interested in partnering on research projects at Diller-Quaile. Please contact if you are interested in conducting research at Diller-Quaile.

Publication has been at the heart of Diller-Quaile’s nearly 100-year history. Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile collaborated to write the well-known Diller-Quaile Series, starting with the “First Solo Book” in 1918. Ultimately, Diller and Quaile authored many books, which have sold more than two million copies worldwide. Some of these publications are still in print and currently used in individual lessons and classes at the School.

Diller-Quaile continues this tradition through the production of dynamic recordings and the publication of books and pedagogical materials. We are the creators of the Songs for Singing and Sharing music series, an eclectic selection of folk music for early childhood families and use in educational settings.

click here to order Songs for Singing and Sharing CDs, digital downloads, and companion books.

Or, click here to find Songs for Singing and Sharing on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube.