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ERIC Number: EJ948131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Ensemble-Based Instrumental Music Instruction: Dead-End Tradition or Opportunity for Socially Enlightened Teaching
Heuser, Frank
Music Education Research, v13 n3 p293-305 2011
Public school music education in the USA remains wedded to large ensemble performance. Instruction tends to be teacher directed, relies on styles from the Western canon and exhibits little concern for musical interests of students. The idea that a fundamental purpose of education is the creation of a just society is difficult for many music teachers who dream of conducting student musicians in polished performances. This paper describes a middle school band programme in which students teach instrument lessons to similarly aged children in a homeless shelter. This qualitative study is grounded in the writings of Maxine Greene and shows how teachers might "break through the frames of custom and touch the consciousness of those we teach". (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; United States