ERIC Number: EJ1092877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving Self-Esteem in General Music
Culp, Mara E.
General Music Today, v29 n3 p19-24 Apr 2016
Positive self-esteem helps students succeed in and outside of music classrooms. High self-esteem is associated with a positive self-image and fine musicianship. Conversely, low self-esteem is associated with a negative self-image and poorer musicianship. Because students' self-esteem may affect their participation in music classes, the music teacher should help students improve self-esteem while simultaneously building musical skills. Music experiences should take place in a safe environment with a trained music specialist who has a positive rapport with students and integrates their interests. Activities should be developmentally appropriate and adequately challenge students, while allowing for success. Researchers have demonstrated that singing, playing instruments, experiencing a variety of musical styles, moving, building musical knowledge, and creating can help students develop musical skills and improve their self-esteem.
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Music Education, Music, Singing, Self Concept, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students, Music Activities, Musical Composition
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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