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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Kevin – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
There is increasing international evidence that playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on attainment at school but little research has been undertaken in the UK. This study addresses this drawing on data on attainment at age 11 and 16 relating to 608 students, 115 of whom played a musical instrument. The fndings showed that the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Preadolescents
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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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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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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Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2013
Research exploring learning outcomes in instrumental music has tended to focus on attainment ignoring other outcomes including long-term commitment to engage with music. This research addresses this issue. One hundred and sixty-three instrumental music students completed a questionnaire which sought information about their practising strategies,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Expertise, Outcomes of Education
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Denny, Eleanor – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
I undertook this project as a 12-year-old student while studying research methods at the Children's Research Centre at the Open University. It has already been shown that doing music improves children's Mathematics and English scores. The aim of this study was to find out if it also raises the aspirations of the children taking part. A…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Music Activities, Music Education
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Rowe, Victoria; Triantafyllaki, Angeliki; Anagnostopoulou, Xristina – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The use of music technology in the enhancement of young pianists' musical improvisations has been scarcely explored in instrumental music teaching and learning research. In the present study, 19 piano pupils aged 6-10 from the UK and Greece used an interactive improvisation system called Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion (MIROR)-Impro for…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Children, Creativity, Educational Technology
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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Powell, Bryan; Smith, Gareth Dylan; D'Amore, Abigail – Education 3-13, 2017
Music education takes place in socio-political systems that institutionalise cultural hegemony and social stratification through perpetuating symbolically violent practices and unconscious assumptions regarding the purpose of music and music education in society. Education systems serve to perpetuate class divisions and structures, excluding the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Ivaldi, Antonia – Music Education Research, 2013
Previous research into adolescents' musical role models has shown that young people are more likely to identify a celebrity figure due to their image and perceived fame, than because of their musical ability. The current research is a development of Ivaldi and O'Neill's (Adolescents' musical role models: Whom do they admire and why?) study by…
Descriptors: Musicians, Role Models, Adolescents, Questionnaires
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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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Sheldon, Nicola – History of Education, 2009
Little attention has been paid to the role of band music in the lives of young people in the first half of the twentieth century. For those in institutional care, musical education represented a rare opportunity to prepare for a specialist career in the armed forces. For the care institutions, the boys' band provided many benefits as it presented…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Vocational Education, Military Service
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Hall, Richard – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Ensemble work is a key part of any performance-based popular music course and involves students replicating existing music or playing "covers". The creative process in popular music is a collaborative one and the ensemble workshop can be utilised to facilitate active learning and develop musical creativity within a group setting. This is…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Workshops, Musical Instruments
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Ritchie, Laura; Williamon, Aaron – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2011
The Self-Efficacy for Musical Learning questionnaire was adapted and tested with 404 primary school children, producing a robust Cronbach alpha (0.87) and confirming a single underlying factor through exploratory factor analysis. Test-retest scores showed the measure's stability over a 9-month period. Data were collected on children's prior music…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Music, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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