Music education theorists agree that the success of music learning depends to a large extent on the quality of the educational impact at early stages of education. Early music education is therefore the stage where the identification of natural developmental potential and the development of appropriate musical competences and skills is particularly important (in terms of the professionalization of activities and their evaluation). This text raises important issues for educators concerning research on the disciplinarization of knowledge about early music education and the quality of socio-cultural practice in this field. It refers to E.E. Gordon's contemporary Theory of Learning Music and its main conceptual category - audiation. In this theoretical construction, the adopted definitions allow one to draw recommendations for general reflection on the relationship between theory and the practice of research on the autonomy of childhood experience of music and aesthetics. This reflection is inscribed in the reflection of contemporary pedagogy and strives to evaluate the basic qualities of music pedagogy (at least in the aspect of creating empirical-praxeological knowledge).