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ERIC Number: EJ1146250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Informal Music Making in Studio Music Instruction: A Canadian Case Study
Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul
British Journal of Music Education, v43 n2 p153-167 Jul 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through interviews and observations. Findings indicated that students were engaged in music-making throughout the lesson, and that many of the lesson characteristics aligned with Lucy Green's (2002, 2008) descriptions of an informal pedagogical orientation. The overarching aim of the teacher's instruction was to support students' development of musical knowledge and skills that would enhance their learning, and to expand their understanding of musical genres and performance practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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