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ERIC Number: EJ1073445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Conservatoire Student and Instrumental Professor: The Student Perspective on a Complex Relationship
Presland, Carole
British Journal of Music Education, v22 n3 p237-248 Nov 2005
This article examines the special relationship between students and their instrumental teachers in UK conservatoires. Conservatoires in the UK provide a higher education for aspiring performers and composers and the students' choice of conservatoire will often be guided by their desire to study with a particular "professor" who will teach them their major or "principal study" instrument. Many such professors are visiting part-time staff whose teaching commitment represents only a small proportion of their wider professional lives. Here, the relationship between student and professor is revealed through the perceptions of piano students at a UK conservatoire and a picture emerges of partnerships which are remarkably productive, but vary widely in the degree and range of musical and personal support that students ideally hope to receive from them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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