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ERIC Number: EJ852403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8090
Teaching Instrumental Music to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Hash, Phillip M.
Research and Issues in Music Education, v1 n1 Sep 2003
Many Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) individuals have successfully participated in instrumental music programs for over 100 years. In spite of proven success, however, many directors are reluctant to involve students with hearing loss in school bands and orchestras. Reasons may include a lack of knowledge regarding the needs and capabilities of these learners, or the fear that D/HH musicians will negatively impact the performance quality of the ensemble. By becoming familiar with the characteristics and abilities of D/HH students, as well as methods for instructing these individuals, music educators will be better prepared to serve this population. This article provides information related to teaching D/HH students in the instrumental music classroom. Terminology describing hearing loss, necessary modifications to the physical environment, alternative teaching strategies, and appropriate instrument selection are all discussed.
University of St. Thomas. Graduate Programs in Music Education, Loras Hall 103, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-962-5729; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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