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Howard, Roy E. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Care of musical instruments should be a part of every student's music education. What students should know about caring for pianos is discussed. The main parts of the piano--the cabinet, the mechanical part, the musical part, and the structure--are discussed. Tuning and pitch raise are also discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Maintenance
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Kendall, John – Music Educators Journal, 1986
Suzuki believed that all human beings are endowed with remarkable musical ability and can learn to play musical instruments in the same way they learn to speak. The Suzuki method of teaching music and its evolution in the United States are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Theories
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Krueger, Reynold J. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1989
Critiques a doctoral dissertation that examined the relationships between out-of-school factors and five musical characteristics. Praises the care taken in research design, data collection and analysis, and writing the paper. Suggests that further research is needed on the design and validation of an instrument for measuring music attitude. (LS)
Descriptors: Ability, Ability Identification, Achievement, Aptitude
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Spaeth, Jeanne – Music Educators Journal, 1999
Presents an interview with the flutist, James Galway, in which he discusses issues such as the musical culture of Ireland, his technical mastery as a musician, and the importance of music education in the lives of young people. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Williams, David A. – Music Educators Journal, 2007
Paul Lehrman mentioned in Mix Magazine that school music programs, which traditionally have given students the precious opportunity to hear what real instruments sound like from both player's and listener's perspective, are in the toilet. Some within the profession have voiced similar concerns. K-12 music teachers have historically have had very…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Turner, Joy – Montessori Life, 1996
Frank Leto, a professional musician and a Montessori teacher, discusses his professional music career, family, the arts in Montessori education, the lifestyle of a professional musician, writing children's songs, and percussion instruments. Provides advice for teachers of music. (SD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instrumentation and Orchestration, Montessori Method, Music
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Miller, Samuel D. – Music Educators Journal, 1988
Provides an overview of the evolution and instructional use of pianos, from their first development and use in homes to their nearly universal presence in the music classroom. Notes the strengths and weaknesses of the piano as an instrument for music instruction and concludes with recommendations for improved use. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Music Education
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Music Educators Journal, 1979
Seven string educators respond to questions about repertoire sources for novice players, the teaching of improvisation, weaknesses in current instructional materials, ensemble size, the integration of Suzuki's methods into traditional programs, the problems of a violinist teaching other instruments, and coordination of school and other youth…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Elementary Secondary Education, Homogeneous Grouping, Instructional Materials
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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
Upitis, Rena – 1990
This book focuses on music as a subject relating to all other disciplines. "On the Teaching of Music," the first of 12 chapters, sets the theoretical and philosophical basis for a child-centered, subject-integrated teaching approach through autobiographical narrative. Chapter 2, "A Music Playground," advocates the presentation of materials and…
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvisation
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Mixon, Kevin – Music Educators Journal, 2005
MENC has recently, recapitulated its vision of "Music for All" in its strategic plan, which warns that "30 to 50 per cent of new teachers who work in urban areas leave the field in their first three years of service.'' This undoubtedly affects instrumental music instruction for urban children. Collegial sharing is one solution to problems…
Descriptors: Poverty, Program Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
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Priest, Thomas – Music Educators Journal, 2002
Focuses on ways to develop student creative thinking, improvisation, and composition skills in instrumental classes. Provides suggestions, such as the importance of offering students creative opportunities, supplying examples, giving control to students, and encouraging expressive integrity. Includes a bibliography of resources for developing…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Svaline, J. Marc – Teaching Music, 2001
Presents an interview with Elliot ("Ellie") Mannette who has played a major role in the development and application of steel drums. States that he has spent most of his life designing and teaching the steel drums. Covers interview topics and background information on Mannette. (CMK)
Descriptors: Artists, Careers, Creativity, Cultural Background
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Praver, Jerry; Praver, Bev – Music Educators Journal, 1984
Folk music is not necessarily old, anonymous, or unwritten. Its most important characteristic is change through the folk process. Folk music is a part of our national heritage that children can usually acquire only in school. It can be used to support a variety of school subjects. (CS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Activities, Music Education
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Bunting, L. Campbell – Music Educators Journal, 1980
Presents a rationale for using handbells and discusses their application to elementary, junior high, high school, special education, and college music programs. (SJL)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Music Education
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