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Wasilewski, Suzanne Hattala – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since the implementation of the New York State Common Core Standards, two primary problems have arisen for elementary instrumental music teachers. First, instrumental music teachers' time to work with students is diminishing. The demands of the rigorous curriculums developed to teach the Common Core Standards create a climate where English…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
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Palmer, C. Michael – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the role aural imitation ability, jazz theory knowledge, and personal background variables play in the development of jazz improvisation achievement. Participants (N = 70) included 26 high school and 44 college instrumentalists with varying degrees of jazz improvisation experience. Data were…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creative Activities, Music Theory
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West, Chad; Cremata, Radio – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
Through the lens of hospitality, we explored the meanings that members constructed about their experiences within a blended formal/informal college music ensemble. The focus in this ensemble was not on competition and musical excellence but on independent musicianship and praxis. The bandleader had his roots in tradition but his heart in socially…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, College Students
SAETVEIT, JOSEPH G.; AND OTHERS – 1966
THIS HANDBOOK PRESENTS SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING CONTENT, METHODS, AND MATERIALS APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IN GENERAL MUSIC FOR GRADES 7 AND 8. TWENTY-FIVE TEACHING UNITS ARE PROVIDED AND ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ADAPTATION TO MEET SITUATIONAL CONDITIONS. THE TEACHING UNITS ARE GROUPED UNDER THE GENERAL…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Organization, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Conkling, Susan Wharton – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
Whereas most articles in this special issue demonstrate careful and close-up views of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in a performing arts or humanities discipline, my approach is opposite; I look in on music teaching and learning to interrogate current conceptions of SoTL. I begin with Sloboda's cognitive explanation of music…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Music Education
Powers, Keith – Teaching Music, 2013
Keeping one's self inspired in the music classroom is all about connections. Sometimes educators need to look at what they're doing from a different perspective. Luckily, there's no shortage of ways to revitalize one's classroom approach, and to help the author explores a few, he made use of some connections of his own, turning to five educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Singing
Moore, Patience – Teaching Music, 2011
In this article, five highly experienced music educators tell what they love about teaching music. They are: (1) Rob Amchin, professor of music education at the University of Louisville, Kentucky (elementary general music specialist and percussionist--over 30 years of experience); (2) Susan Bechler, retired orchestra teacher for the Victor Central…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musicians, Music Teachers
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Waldron, Janice – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
In this paper I examine the music learning and teaching in the Banjo Hangout online music community (www.banjohangout.org/) using cyber ethnographic methods of interview and participant observation conducted entirely through computer-mediated communication, which includes Skype and written narrative texts--forum posts, email, chat room…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Musical Instruments
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Gabor, Elena – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative study investigated the vocational socialization turning points in families of classical musicians. I sampled and interviewed 20 parent-child dyads, for a total of 46 interviews. Data analysis revealed that classical musicians' experiences were marked by 11 turning points that affected their identification with the occupation:…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socialization, Mentors, Musicians