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ERIC Number: EJ914245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
Nonverbal Communication in One-to-One Music Performance Instruction
Kurkul, Wen W.
Psychology of Music, v35 n2 p327-362 Apr 2007
This study explored nonverbal communication in one-to-one music performance instruction by investigating relationships among nonverbal sensitivity, nonverbal behaviors and lesson effectiveness. Subjects (N = 120) comprised 60 college teachers and 60 of their non-music major students. Using the Music Lesson Evaluation Form, lesson effectiveness was rated. Subjects were also administered the Profile of Nonverbal Sensitivity to measure their nonverbal sensitivity. Selected teachers' nonverbal behaviors during lessons were examined. Descriptors of Voice Quality was developed to rate teachers' vocal qualities. Major findings included: (1) while there was a gap in perception of lesson effectiveness between teachers and students, external judges may be a reliable source for evaluation; (2) teachers' nonverbal "sensitivity" was related to effectiveness ratings by their students and by external judges; (3) students' nonverbal "sensitivity" was related to their overall evaluations of lesson effectiveness and the factor "rapport"; (4) relatively few selected teachers' nonverbal "behaviors" were related to either teachers' nonverbal "sensitivity" or effectiveness ratings. (Contains 12 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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