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ERIC Number: EJ909205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Should I Use a Classroom Microphone? Pros, Cons, and Other Considerations for the Preservation of Vocal Health in Music Teachers
Salvador, Karen
Music Educators Journal, v97 n2 p53-56 Dec 2010
Music teachers in all specialties seem to struggle with voice problems. Although little research has been done specifically regarding music teachers, teachers in general are known to be at risk for developing voice disorders that can lead to difficulty teaching or even to leaving the profession. In an attempt to prevent this, some teachers have adopted use of a microphone in the classroom. However, many teachers use a microphone (or refuse to use a microphone) with little awareness of the impact this could have on their voices or on the classroom climate. This article presents a literature-based exploration of the pros and cons of using a microphone in the music classroom, illustrated by a case study of one choir teacher. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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