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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2011
Researchers in recent years have increasingly placed an emphasis on seeking pupils' perceptions of educational settings. Alongside this shift towards attaching value to the pupil viewpoint has been a growing interest concerning how interpersonal relationships, manifested as control or responsiveness between teachers and pupils or parents and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments, Interaction, Learning Processes
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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Lynne; Creech, Andrea – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
Historically, there have been differences in the musical instruments played by boys and girls, with girls preferring smaller, higher-pitched instruments. This article explores whether these gender preferences have continued at a time when there is greater gender equality in most aspects of life in the UK. Data were collected from the 150 Music…
Descriptors: Females, Musical Instruments, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2018
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The 'Musical Futures' initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based initially on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Informal Education, Music, Music Education
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Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2010
The aims of this research were to identify the ways in which parents may most constructively support their children's musical development, and to ascertain whether styles of parent-teacher and parent-pupil interaction would influence the extent to which parents engage in different types of supportive behaviours. A model of parent involvement as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2010
The overall aims of this study were to identify qualities of interpersonal interaction within teacher-parent-pupil learning partnerships and to explore whether these characteristics were predictors of learning and teaching outcomes for teachers, parents and pupils participating in pursuit of expertise on musical instruments. This article presents…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
The research reported here forms part of a UK study that investigated the impact of interpersonal interaction on teaching and learning outcomes, in the context of learning a musical instrument. This article presents the findings relating to parents, exploring how parental involvement, self-efficacy and personal satisfaction were influenced by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Musical Instruments
Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; Varvarigou, Maria; McQueen, Hilary – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
There is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's health and well-being. There is increasing evidence that active engagement with music has the potential to contribute to this. This research aimed to explore the characteristics of older people who participated in active music making with a view to identifying the groups…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Classical Music, Music Reading
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Papageorgi, Ioulia; Creech, Andrea; Welch, Graham – Psychology of Music, 2013
Most research on musical performance anxiety has focused on musicians coming from a classical background, and performance anxiety experiences of musicians outside the western classical genre remain under-researched. The aim of this study was to investigate perceived performance anxiety experiences in undergraduate and professional musicians and to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Music, Musicians, Classical Music
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2015
The principal aim of this paper is to address the question of whether and how professional practice within an informal teaching and learning context (music) may be understood through a critical-geragogy lens. Secondly, we consider whether critical geragogy has relevance to and potential applications for enhancing practice among facilitators of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music Education, Community Programs, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Long, Marion; Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2014
Historically, in the professional training of musicians, the master-apprentice model has played a central role in instilling the methods and values of the discipline, contributing to the rigorous formation of talent. Expert professional musicians advocate that certain thinking skills can be modelled through the master-apprentice model, yet its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musicians
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Hallam, Susan; Rinta, Tiija; Varvarigou, Maria; Creech, Andrea; Papageorgi, Ioulia; Gomes, Teresa; Lanipekun, Jennifer – Psychology of Music, 2012
There has been considerable research considering how instrumental practice changes as expertise develops. Much of that research has been relatively small scale and restricted in the range of instrumentalists included. This paper aimed to explore the development of practising strategies and motivation to practise as expertise develops with a large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
A compelling body of research demonstrates that music continues to offer powerful potential for enhancing health and well-being in old age. Active music-making has been found to provide a source of enhanced social cohesion, enjoyment, personal development, and empowerment, and to contribute to recovery from depression and maintenance of personal…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music, Well Being, Aging (Individuals)
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Creech, Andrea – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper explores patterns of interpersonal behaviour amongst teachers and pupils during one-to-one instrumental lessons. It was hypothesised that these patterns might differ in systematic ways, according to an existing model of six interaction "types" developed within a systems theory perspective and based on measures of interpersonal control…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teacher Student Relationship, Music Teachers