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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Womack, Anthony Terence – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to examine how participation in a school-based instrumental music program contributed to the culture of a suburban high school. The questions guiding the research were: (1) How and why are multiple music programs supported by staff, students, parents and the community at this school? (2) What are the benefits of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High School Students, Music Education, Interviews
Sorah, Donald Wayne, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare teacher beliefs about music technology, types of teacher training in music technology, music technology resource availability, and levels of teacher use of music technology based on school socioeconomic status, teacher age, number of years teaching, and teacher gender. High-school band directors from the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Brown, Dawnyell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to examine the effect of integrating Hip Hop Literacy songs on fourth grade reading achievement scores. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Reading Achievement
Huber, Juanita J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Comparative analysis examined responses on a descriptive questionnaire from 267 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The study compared duration of and participation in music instruction, types of musical instruments learned, and experience in musical ensembles to scores from the state English language arts assessment. Analysis of results included…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Reading Achievement, Musical Instruments
Denis, John Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purposes of this descriptive survey research study were (a) to describe novice band directors' perceptions of the importance of skills/knowledge used n effective music teaching, (b) to describe novice band directors' perception of the difficulty of acquiring each skill or knowledge component, (c) to compare novice band directors' perceptions…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Musicians
Lockett, Willie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the similarities and differences between how online instrumental music students perceive the effectiveness of e-learning as opposed to traditional face-to-face learning. The Perceived Interaction Survey was used to gather data about the perceptions of a randomly selected study group, comprised of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Music Education, Music
Luh, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine guitar tablature as a strategy to facilitate student-led learning in order to contribute to liberation of music students in the elementary setting. This researcher seeks to understand the effect it has on beginning guitar students in elementary school and what role, if any, it should take in an elementary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students, Music Reading
Becher, Eric A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The dissertation builds on the research literature studying conductor training and the musical attributes requisite for adequate conducting skill and musical performance. The study also provides evidence that effective tools for evaluation of band and orchestra conductors are prevalent throughout the music education literature. Public school…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Leadership, Musical Instruments
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
Tobey, Cynthia Elise – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative, multiple case study examined teachers' perceptions and strategies used to elicit emotional expression in students' piano playing. Since much of the existing literature depicts the relationship between emotion and music (Juslin, 1997; Perrson, 1993; Tait, 1992), yet little exists which explores conceptualizations of emotion…
Descriptors: Music Education, Instruction, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
Ruiz, Philip Arthur – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The contemporary instrumental music classroom is becoming increasingly pluralistic and interconnected in a world that punctuates the influence of factors related to race, ethnicity, and culture on student learning. Today's instrumental music teacher must be cognizant of such factors, yet new instrumental music teachers find themselves functioning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Cultural Awareness
Fu, Teng – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The importance of systematic teaching and music pedagogy is beginning to receive recognition around the globe. Piano lessons based on informed, research-based instruction have the potential to provide a common ground between academia and the broader non-professional piano teaching market. With an adequate exam system and training program, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, National Competency Tests, Professional Development
Yi, Gina Jisun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a measure for use in assessing musical behaviors of preschool children in the context of regular music instruction and to determine the validity and the reliability of the measure. The Early Childhood Musical Behavior Measure (ECMBM) was constructed for use with preschool-aged children to measure their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Music, Behavior Rating Scales
Taylor, Monica DeLoach – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary students' attitudes toward music in Grades 3, 4, and 5. The sample comprised of 366 Grade 3, 4, and 5 students from two different Southeastern elementary schools. The schools had different socioeconomic identities. Of the two schools selected, one school was a Title I school and one a Non-Title I…
Descriptors: Music Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Multiple Regression Analysis
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