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Girgin, Demet – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: Strong self-efficacy bring achievement in instrument education as in other disciplines. Achievement will increase the quality of instrument education, and it will be reflected in the professional lives of pre-service teachers and their students. This suggests that research on belief in musical instrument performance is necessary.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Music Education, Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments
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Cantero, Irene Martínez; Jauset-Berrocal, Jordi-Angel – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Motivation is a key word in the arts and, especially, in music since it conveys collective, as well as individual, feelings. The beginning of musical instrument learning should be based on the student's musical interest but, due to the casual and improvised nature of everyday situations in which the choice of a musical instrument takes place, tend…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Stevanovic, Melisa; Kuusisto, Arniika – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Identifying precisely what teachers do to elicit desired changes in their students' knowledge and skill is a long-lasting challenge of educational research. Here, we use conversation analysis to contribute to a deeper understanding of this matter by considering how Finnish-speaking musical instrument teachers use directives to guide their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The Individual Musical Instrument course is a compulsory part of the curriculum, in the Music Education Departments of universities in Turkey. The main purpose of the course is to ensure that each student is able to play a musical instrument and, use the instrument once they become music teachers. This study aims to determine the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Hwang, Gwo-Haur; Chen, Beyin; Sung, Chia-Wen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Amateur musical instrument learners are usually taught in a one-to-many learning mode owing to the cost consideration; therefore, it is difficult for the teacher to address individual students' problems. This results in a lack of knowledge internalization. The flipped classroom enables the teacher to have more in-class time to interact with…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Learning Experience, Adult Students, Musical Instruments
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Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Dittloff, Alexandra L.; Callahan, Jennifer L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very much at issue. This descriptive study of middle school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Musical Instruments, Sex Stereotypes, Middle School Students
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Hallam, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
In 2001, the government in England pledged in the white paper Schools Achieving Success that all primary school pupils who wanted to should have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. The research reported here aimed to establish what contributed to the success of the implementation of this policy. The findings showed that success…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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Lafontant Di Niscia, Attilio – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
In this article, I visualize the relationship between tonewood exploitation and the import of musical instruments for Venezuela's El Sistema, with the participation of the Venezuelan State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and manufacturing companies from China and the Global North. My basis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Kaya, E. Erdem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Between the two hemispheres of the brain, structural and functional differences are called cerebral lateralization that can affect the skill performance of both arms in a different way, which is called handedness. Approximately 90% of people are right-handed and they use the right hand for most skillful activities. Interestingly, recent studies…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Accuracy, Music Education, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Pollard, Dominic; Alexander, Patrick – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores class, capital, and aspiration to social mobility in an ethnographic study of an English secondary school. In particular, the article considers the school's musical instrument programme as a site for inculcating forms of capital, under the auspices of developing skills for upward social mobility. Bringing together Bourdieu's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Musical Instruments, Communities of Practice
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Arsic, Anica – Research in Pedagogy, 2016
Music schools are specific educational institutions which teach children to understand musical language, the rules of musical writing and how to play an instrument. It is assumed that children who enroll in music school have a certain level of "musicality," i.e. possess musical ability. Starting from this premise, in this paper we wanted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Music, Music Education, Identification
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Gülbahçe, Arzu; Çalmasur, Taner; Tozoglu, Erdogan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the communication levels of the students who are studying in music education and preschool education in terms of music and different variables. The universe of the research is composed of students studying in the music education and preschool Department of Ataturk University Kazim Karabekir Faculty of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Music, Music Education
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Woody, Robert H.; Fraser, Amy; Nannen, Briana; Yukevich, Polly – Music Education Research, 2019
We explored the role of self-efficacy in participatory music-making, and whether a single such music-making activity could make non-musician adults more open to seeing themselves as musical. Past research has suggested that even recipients of multiple years of school music education do not consider "being musical" as a part of their…
Descriptors: Music, Older Adults, Self Concept, Self Efficacy
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