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ERIC Number: EJ1157492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Student Experiences with Studio Instruction
Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Varela, Wynnpaul; King, Matthew; Brook, Julia
Music Education Research, v19 n4 p410-437 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine students' experiences of independent music lessons, and to ascertain what factors predicted enjoyment and success, especially those predictors arising from self-regulation learning theory. A self-report survey was used to gather data on student demographics, practising habits, musical skills, achievements, and enjoyment. The survey was distributed through a Canadian conservatory system and other music schools in Canada, yielding 3920 surveys for analysis. Intrinsic motivation was the most salient predictor of enjoyment, persistence, and beliefs regarding musical self-efficacy for these highly engaged students. Additional contributing predictors for successful performance included focussing on aural abilities, motivation to acquire musical skills, and prior success at performing in public. The paper closes with a discussion of the role of intrinsic motivation for lifelong musicianship, as well as how future research might focus on broadening the student sample and on cross-validating student results with data from parents and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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