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Wesseldijk, Laura W.; Mosing, Miriam A.; Ullén, Fredrik – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Both genes and the environment are important for individual differences in expertise, but little is known about gene-environment interactions underlying domain-specific achievement. Here we explored this issue in a large Swedish twin cohort (N = 6,610), using moderator modeling with musical expertise as a model domain. Specifically, we tested…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Interaction, Expertise
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Following a music philosophy debate deriving from the 1990s, this article puts the extra-musical and social outcomes of situated music educational practices at the fore. The Swedish replica of the choir and orchestra school El Sistema, a programme globally asserting social change and social impact, appeared useful for elaborating such outcomes in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Change, Musical Instruments
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Almqvist, Cecilia Ferm – Music Education Research, 2019
Earlier research has stated that there is a risk that traditional gender roles are conserved in non-formal popular music education, which might challenge teachers when it comes to offering equal learning opportunities. This article presents results from an interview study regarding the situation of female electric guitarists in popular music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Equal Education, Females
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Johansson, Karin – Music Education Research, 2012
In this study, one-to-one tuition in higher music education (HME) was theorised as a culturally and historically grounded activity system consisting of relationships between musicians, instruments, music-making traditions and audiences. The "skills paradox", as seen in the inherent conflict between musicians' need for long-term artistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structured Interviews, Higher Education, Graduate Students
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Calissendorff, Maria – Music Education Research, 2006
The aim of the study was to acquire a deeper understanding of how small children learn an instrument in the presence of their parents. It is qualitative in nature and concerned six pre-school children (five years old) who were learning the violin together and where their parents were present at the lessons. All the children's homes were visited…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Preschool Children, Learning Theories
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Ehrlin, Anna; Tivenius, Olle – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to highlight what opportunities a six year old in preschool class in Sweden might have for participating in and being inspired by music. We ask the following question: What factors determine how music teaching is conceived and carried out in preschool class? The present study is quantitative in character, and data were…
Descriptors: Music, Preschool Children, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin; Lindgren, Monica; Skåreus, Eva – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze how the music educational program of El Sistema Sweden is advertised and legitimized through moving images. The films are a major part of the information on the Swedish national website of El Sistema and are supposed to contribute to the picture that the organization and its founders wish to market. The use…
Descriptors: Music Education, Program Descriptions, Advertising, Web Sites
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Scheid, Manfred – Education Inquiry, 2014
This article is about the way in which and to what extent digital media and tools are used in the teaching of music in Sweden. Through interviews and observations, teachers' and pupils' experiences and expectations of digital media and tools are presented. The investigation considers eight municipal schools with pupils in the ninth form. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers