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Rawlins, Robert – Teaching Music, 2004
In this article, the author argues that in many ways, developing instrumental practice techniques is an experiment with a sample of one. Musicians must learn which methods work best for them as individuals. This starts in the earliest stages of learning a musical instrument. Teachers offer suggestions: students discover how others are practicing,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musicians, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Stratton, Mary; Stratton, Mick – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
The authors' intention in writing this article is to dispel any fears and mysteries previously subscribed to about appreciating and creating music. Through simplification and isolation, the understanding of music will inevitably unfold as predictably and beautifully as a blossom on a warm summer day. Their hope is that, people may use this…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Academic Achievement
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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
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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