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Upitis, Rena; Boese, Karen; Abrami, Philip C. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The Digital Resource Exchange About Music (DREAM) is an online tool for exchanging information about digital learning tools for music education. DREAM was designed by our team to encourage music teachers to learn about digital resources related to learning to play a musical instrument, both in classroom and independent music studio settings. In…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Music Teachers
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Heydon, Rachel; O'Neill, Susan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
This qualitative case study examines the affordances and constraints of an intergenerational multimodal arts curriculum that was designed to expand communication and identity options for children and elder participants. The authors drew on actor-network theory to conceptualize curriculum as a network effect and refer to literature on multimodal…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Art Education, Intergenerational Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Troop, Meagan; Varela, Wynnpaul – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past decade. Compelling evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation develop superior performance skills and experience more fulfillment as musicians. But in order to develop the self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Varela, Wynnpaul; King, Matthew; Brook, Julia – Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine students' experiences of independent music lessons, and to ascertain what factors predicted enjoyment and success, especially those predictors arising from self-regulation learning theory. A self-report survey was used to gather data on student demographics, practising habits, musical skills, achievements,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Student Experience, Self Efficacy
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Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Mio, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Applied violin instructors at the postsecondary level often implement remedial pedagogy with incoming first-year students in order to address technical/musical habits or deficiencies. As students strive to alter their technique, resistance to change and low self-efficacy often result. Using a descriptive qualitative multiple case study research…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Remedial Instruction, Music Teachers
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Mitchell, Nancy – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Evaluative performances, such as conservatory examinations and competitions, frequently play a significant role in piano instruction in many parts of the world. Many students participate in these performances as a result of the perception that a program of instruction that is focused on standardized curriculum and evaluation practices will be of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Music, Music Education
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Coffman, Don – International Journal of Community Music, 2009
This study analysed survey responses from 1652 New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA) musicians in the United States and Canada to better understand older adults' experiences in making music. The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) ascertain the extent of NHIMA musicians' musical backgrounds and their current involvement in…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music, Musicians
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch. – 1995
The introduction for this Alberta (Canada) music education guide offers reasons for students to study the fine arts at the secondary school level. A philosophy of music education is presented along with 5 key outcomes and 11 music appreciation expectations for secondary students to attain. The volume features wind and percussion instruments. The…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Instrumentation and Orchestration, Music
Martinez, Cristobal M.; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Twist, Kade L.; Chacon, Raven – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reviews the design and implementation of a game as an instrument for dialogue, both as a social tool and a shared interface for music performance. Beyond describing the design of "Game Remains," the article shares the details of an impact story of how an installation in Guelph's Musagetes Boarding House Arts in Canada has…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
Abbott, Eric Oscar – 1969
The growth and development of the Canadian music festival movement were traced in this study. Primary sources were minutes of annual conferences of delegates from the various festivals in Canada (1936 to 1968), and minutes covering the beginnings of the festival movement from 1908 to 1925; secondary sources were the Secretary's Handbook and Digest…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Change, History, Music Activities
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Kacanek, Hal – Music Educators Journal, 2011
The sound of the Native American flute seems to convey care, sadness, loneliness, longing, heartfelt emotion, a sense of the natural world, wisdom, the human spirit, and a sense of culture. It is a sound that competes for attention, dramatically punctuating messages about First Nation peoples on television and in movies. A relatively small group…
Descriptors: Music Education, American Indian Culture, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Potter, Gillian K.; Burns, Jillian N. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2012
The well-established socio-educational model of second language learning motivation developed by R. C. Gardner was adapted and applied to study instrumental music learning motivation. The similarities between music and language suggested that the adaptation might lead to new insights in the study of music motivation. At the heart of the proposed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Music Education, Comparative Analysis, Learning Motivation
Frierson-Campbell, Carol, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This second volume, the follow-on to "Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Volume 1: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform," extends the conversation to include educational leadership, teacher education, partnerships, and school reform. As with Volume 1, classroom music teachers, inner city arts administrators, well-known academics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Morin, Francine L. – 1989
Conducted during the Institute for Steelband Playing held in 1988, this study's aim was to understand how Trinidadian people view, experience, explain, and order specific elements of their musical world, with the goal of providing an information base for establishing steelband programs in Canadian schools. The study focused on (1) How did the…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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