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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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Taylor, Angela; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2008
Although many adults take up or return to instrumental and vocal tuition every year, we know very little about how they experience it. As part of ongoing case study research, eight older learners with modest keyboard skills explored what their musical skills meant to them during conversation-based repertory grid interviews. The data were…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Adults
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Matsunobu, Koji – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
Instrument-making is a powerful way to teach and learn music, especially world music. This case study looks at adult music learners whose engagement in music involves instrument-making and the long lasting practice of music. A case in point is Japanese and North American practitioners of Japanese bamboo flutes, especially the end-blown…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Adults, Adult Students, Ethnography
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Hartz, Barry; Bauer, William – Contributions to Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the effect of ear playing instruction on adult amateur wind instrumentalists' musical self-efficacy. Ten volunteer members of a community band in a small town in Ohio completed the "Ear Playing Profile" both prior to and following an eight-week period of instruction in playing by ear…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Music Education, Auditory Training
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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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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Bugos, Jennifer A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this project was to examine adult learning perceptions of a model music program with group piano instruction and group percussion ensemble for beginning-level musicians (ages 60-86 years). Participants were matched by age and education to two 16-week music programs. Forty participants completed a post-training questionnaire related…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Older Adults, Musical Instruments
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Coffman, Don – International Journal of Community Music, 2009
This study analysed survey responses from 1652 New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA) musicians in the United States and Canada to better understand older adults' experiences in making music. The purpose of this study was threefold: (a) ascertain the extent of NHIMA musicians' musical backgrounds and their current involvement in…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music, Musicians
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Rohwer, Debbie – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to describe the current practices (band setup, musical instruction, member interactions, and challenges) of adult beginning instruction in ensemble settings. Subjects in the current study were 35 adult band/orchestra directors from 19 US states and one province. The responding directors were 24 men and 11 women…
Descriptors: Musicians, Administrators, Adult Students, Music Education
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Jutras, Peter J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2006
Adult piano students (N = 711) from 24 states across the U.S. rated the existence and importance of 31 potential benefits of adult piano study. Benefits selected from existing adult music and leisure-benefit research were organized into three categories: Personal, Skill, and Social/Cultural. The category of Skill Benefits was the most-agreed-upon…
Descriptors: Music Education, Adults, Musical Instruments, Attitude Measures
Hallam, Susan, Ed.; Creech, Andrea. Ed. – Institute of Education - London, 2010
The landscape of music education in the UK is constantly shifting and developing. This book provides a timely and unique overview of this restless sector by considering the achievements of music education, analysing its current performance and setting out aspirations for the future. "Music Education in the 21st Century in the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Cope, Peter – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This study is based on interviews carried out with 13 adult learners of traditional fiddle playing. The average age of the learners was 56 and they had been learning to play for between 2 and 20 years. All of the interviewees had taken music at school but none of them had been stimulated to participate further in any significant sense. The…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Adult Students
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Coutts, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Selecting repertoire that adult piano students find motivating and musically satisfying is more complex than simply finding pieces that are aurally pleasing. Drawing on theories of motivation, adult learning and transformative pedagogy, this practitioner-based study describes how the author learned to involve her students in the selection process,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Learning Motivation
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Haddon, Elizabeth – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This qualitative research presents data relating to eight amateur pianists who completed a 10-week Piano Performance course for lifelong learners at the University of York, UK. This article discusses the development of learning through the impact of group participation, challenges faced by learners and pedagogical strategies used by the leader to…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Performance, Lifelong Learning
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Waldron, Janice – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
Exploring emergent music learning and teaching models facilitated by global Web access can reveal alternative music education practices and delivery systems not seen in "traditional" conservatories and schools. One example of an alternative music learning model comes from the Online Academy of Irish Music (OAIM), a community music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Models, Participation, Music
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