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Good-Perkins, Emily – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore with five Arab young adults their perceptions of Western and Arabic musical cultures as well as their perceptions of the Western classical vocal teaching they experienced at an American-modeled university in the United Arab Emirates. Of interest were issues of cultural relevance and the role of music and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Role
Stephenson, Kimberly Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers represent a large portion of professional voice users in the United States and the development of poor vocal health has related to their work. Elementary music educators are expected to use their voices in both speech and song and are vocally active for much of their workday. This study investigates elementary music teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Cuadrado, Albina; Rusinek, Gabriel – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This is an analysis of how specialist music teachers sing and teach how to sing, based on data collected from six case studies carried out in Spanish primary schools. The study aimed at understanding classroom singing practices, and in particular the provision or absence of vocal instruction in relation with teachers' singing models. The findings…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William E. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This paper overviews the decline and revival of music education in New South Wales schools from 1920 to 1956. Commencing with a focus on vocal music during the period up to 1932, a time of decline in music teaching, the paper examines initiatives introduced in 1933 to address shortcomings in music education, and the subsequent changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Kastner, Julie Derges; Menon, Saleel – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Despite renewed interest in a cappella singing in mainstream culture, there are relatively few opportunities for vocal students to participate in popular music in choir, especially while using the learning processes of real-world musicians. In this article, we describe possibilities for using popular music to support singing with good technique,…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Singing, Music Education
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Leong, S.; Cheng, L. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2014
This pilot study focuses on the use real-time visual feedback technology (VFT) in vocal training. The empirical research has two aims: to ascertain the effectiveness of the real-time visual feedback software "Sing & See" in the vocal training of pre-service music teachers and the teachers' perspective on their experience with…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Singing
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Manternach, Jeremy N.; Schloneger, Matthew; Maxfield, Lynn – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Many choral teacher-conductors and voice professionals utilize semioccluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises (e.g., lip trills, straw phonation) in their classrooms or studios. Research with individual singers has indicated that these techniques may increase "vocal economy," boosting acoustic output while reducing singer effort. Recently,…
Descriptors: Singing, Phonology, Musicians, Females
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Li, Donglan – English Language Teaching, 2015
This paper, as an attempt to find a solution to the problem of "Identity Crisis" brought about by the traditional spoon-feeding Education Mode, explores to construct a new mode of vocal music teaching characterized by an interaction on an equal and democratic footing between learners and the teacher in light of Habermas' Communicative…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits
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Yeh, Yi-Lien – Music Education Research, 2018
The importance of music teachers reflecting on their teaching practise has been discussed for a long time [(Gaunt 2008. "One-to-one Tuition in a Conservatoire: The Perceptions of Instrumental and Vocal Teachers." "Psychology of Music" 36 (2): 215-245; Schön 1987. "Educating the Reflective Practitioner." San…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Qualitative Research, Musical Instruments
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Biasutti, Michele; Frate, Sara; Concina, Eleonora – Music Education Research, 2019
The study examines the professional development of in-service advanced music teachers as a result of their participation in a three-year collaborative online course. A socio-constructivist theoretical framework was used for designing and implementing the course. Participants were 24 teachers (22 teaching instrumental music and 2 vocal music)…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Faculty Development
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Guzman, Marco; Angadi, Vrushali; Croake, Daniel; Catalan, Christopher; Romero, Constanza; Acuña, Gabriela; Quezada, Camilo; Andreatta, Richard; Stemple, Joseph – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of vocal function exercises (VFEs) on the physiologic range of the operatic voice. The primary outcome measure was total voice range profile (VRP) area. Method: Forty graduate-level opera majors were randomly assigned to experimental (training with VFE + vocal hygiene) and control (vocal…
Descriptors: Singing, Graduate Students, Physiology, Opera
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Brown, Emily Pence – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2017
Dysphonia is considered to be a common hazard associated with occupational voice users. Teachers represent the highest percentage of clinical voice disorder patients. Voice injuries in teachers could result in lost wages due to missed work, additional costs for medications, therapy, and surgeries, and teacher attrition. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Music, Music Education
Lehman, Laura D. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The acquisition of literacy skills is a complex and multi-faceted process that begins long before typical school-based literacy instruction. The present study sought to examine and expand research regarding the independent and interactive contributions of neuropsychological development, movement, play, and music on the development of literacy…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Music Education, Play, Phonological Awareness
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Arya, Divya D. – Music Educators Journal, 2015
This article offers information that will allow music educators to incorporate North Indian classical vocal music into a multicultural music education curriculum. Obstacles to teaching North Indian classical vocal music are acknowledged, including lack of familiarity with the cultural/structural elements and challenges in teaching ear training and…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Music Education, Singing, Familiarity
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Meerschman, Iris; Van Lierde, Kristiane; Redman, Yvonne Gonzales; Becker, Lidia; Benoy, Ayla; Kissel, Imke; Leyns, Clara; Daelman, Julie; D'haeseleer, Evelien – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Background: Traditional semi-occluded vocal tract exercises (SOVTEs) are restricted to single-phoneme tasks due to the semi-occlusion at the mouth, which hinders full articulation, continuous speech, and singing. Innovative SOVTEs should overcome this limitation by creating the semi-occlusion outside the oral cavity. Purpose: The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Theater Arts, Young Adults, Teaching Methods
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