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Hackworth, Rhonda S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
The current study sought to determine the relationship among music teachers' length of teaching experience, specialty (vocal or instrumental), and ratings of behaviors and teaching activities related to vocal health. Participants (N = 379) were experienced (n = 208) and preservice (n = 171) music teachers, further categorized by specialty, either…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teaching Experience, Time, Specialization
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Fisher, Ryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this Research-to-Resource article is to provide choral directors a short, practical guide to working with male singers throughout their voice change using research-based strategies. Practical recommendations about vocal range assessment, music selection, and vocal warm-ups are provided.
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Education, Individual Development
Languell, Amorette Briana – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the intent of improving pre-service music teacher preparation for successful teaching in urban classrooms, the purpose of this research study was to explore beginning music teachers' perceptions of preparedness for teaching in urban settings. Though much research exists on urban teacher preparation in general education, few researchers have…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Urban Schools, Music Education, Teacher Certification
Sharp, Caroline – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
Music Education Hubs (MEHs) were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people. A total of 123 MEHs were established and started work in 2012. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) carried out secondary analysis of a survey conducted by Arts Council England in Autumn…
Descriptors: Music Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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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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Scholtens, Mary Crum – Music Educators Journal, 2019
This article describes effective ways for elementary general music educators to serve their special education students with autism spectrum disorder in the self-contained music classroom. It includes educational, social, and scientific rationales for selecting musical repertoire to support the development of joint attention communication skills…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Music, Attention
Morgan, Steven Gene – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study set out to determine if English can be taught effectively to Japanese children through a content-based instruction program that uses vocal music as the content area. A total of 240 children participated in the study. The treatment group at a private elementary school in Tokyo received weekly vocal music lessons taught in English for one…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Immersion Programs, Control Groups
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Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 2015
Drawn from Britta Techentrup's children's book "Little Wolf's Song", the author shares music activities appropriate for preschool and children in primary grades. Children will enjoy Technentrup's tender family story, while exploring vocal and instrumental timbres, as well as reading, writing, and creating with melodic contour.
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Schmidt, Patrick; Morrow, Sharon L. – Music Education Research, 2016
The voice is arguably one of the most important tools of the trade for music teachers. However, vocal health for music teachers is often relegated to the margins of policy discussion. This article investigates the social and political environs where vocal health resides, arguing that music teachers must be the first advocates for the enforcement…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Singing, Music Education, Professional Autonomy
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de Groot, Annette M. B.; Smedinga, Hilde E. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2014
Participants learned foreign vocabulary by means of the paired-associates learning procedure in three conditions: (a) in silence, (b) with vocal music with lyrics in a familiar language playing in the background, or (c) with vocal music with lyrics in an unfamiliar language playing in the background. The vocabulary to learn varied in concreteness…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Kim, Ji-Eun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore differences between instrumental music teachers' self-perceived comfort and competence ratings, using a 7-point Likert scale, on 15 choral teaching skills presented through a researcher-developed survey. Participants, identified through the National Association for Music Education membership list, were contacted…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Self Concept
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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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Trollinger, Valerie L.; Sataloff, Robert T. – Music Educators Journal, 2018
While many music teachers are familiar with strategies to prevent damage due to vocal abuse or misuse, they are generally not acquainted with other vocal problems that can affect their own or their students' singing ability. Such damage can also occur when playing a wind instrument. While vocal abuse and misuse are commonly understood in music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
Cookman, Starr – Teaching Music, 2012
Music teachers are in a class all their own when it comes to voice use. These elite vocal athletes require stamina, strength, and flexibility from their voices day in, day out for hours at a time. Voice rehabilitation clinics and research show that music education ranks high among the professionals most commonly affected by voice problems.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Clinics
Herrell, Katherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This is a study of the development and validation of a rubric to enhance performer feedback for undergraduate vocal solo performance. In the literature, assessment of vocal performance is under-represented, and the value of feedback from the assessment of musical performances, from the point of view of the performer, is nonexistent. The research…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Singing, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students
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