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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Sorah, Donald Wayne, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare teacher beliefs about music technology, types of teacher training in music technology, music technology resource availability, and levels of teacher use of music technology based on school socioeconomic status, teacher age, number of years teaching, and teacher gender. High-school band directors from the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Huber, Juanita J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Comparative analysis examined responses on a descriptive questionnaire from 267 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The study compared duration of and participation in music instruction, types of musical instruments learned, and experience in musical ensembles to scores from the state English language arts assessment. Analysis of results included…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Reading Achievement, Musical Instruments
Lockett, Willie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the similarities and differences between how online instrumental music students perceive the effectiveness of e-learning as opposed to traditional face-to-face learning. The Perceived Interaction Survey was used to gather data about the perceptions of a randomly selected study group, comprised of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Music Education, Music
Luh, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine guitar tablature as a strategy to facilitate student-led learning in order to contribute to liberation of music students in the elementary setting. This researcher seeks to understand the effect it has on beginning guitar students in elementary school and what role, if any, it should take in an elementary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students, Music Reading
Becher, Eric A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The dissertation builds on the research literature studying conductor training and the musical attributes requisite for adequate conducting skill and musical performance. The study also provides evidence that effective tools for evaluation of band and orchestra conductors are prevalent throughout the music education literature. Public school…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Leadership, Musical Instruments
Wasilewski, Suzanne Hattala – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Since the implementation of the New York State Common Core Standards, two primary problems have arisen for elementary instrumental music teachers. First, instrumental music teachers' time to work with students is diminishing. The demands of the rigorous curriculums developed to teach the Common Core Standards create a climate where English…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
Tobey, Cynthia Elise – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative, multiple case study examined teachers' perceptions and strategies used to elicit emotional expression in students' piano playing. Since much of the existing literature depicts the relationship between emotion and music (Juslin, 1997; Perrson, 1993; Tait, 1992), yet little exists which explores conceptualizations of emotion…
Descriptors: Music Education, Instruction, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
Ruiz, Philip Arthur – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The contemporary instrumental music classroom is becoming increasingly pluralistic and interconnected in a world that punctuates the influence of factors related to race, ethnicity, and culture on student learning. Today's instrumental music teacher must be cognizant of such factors, yet new instrumental music teachers find themselves functioning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Cultural Awareness
Fu, Teng – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The importance of systematic teaching and music pedagogy is beginning to receive recognition around the globe. Piano lessons based on informed, research-based instruction have the potential to provide a common ground between academia and the broader non-professional piano teaching market. With an adequate exam system and training program, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, National Competency Tests, Professional Development
Taylor, Monica DeLoach – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary students' attitudes toward music in Grades 3, 4, and 5. The sample comprised of 366 Grade 3, 4, and 5 students from two different Southeastern elementary schools. The schools had different socioeconomic identities. Of the two schools selected, one school was a Title I school and one a Non-Title I…
Descriptors: Music Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Multiple Regression Analysis
Mitak, Kirsten Nora – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of Piano Wizard(TM) as a viable technological and instructional tool for older adults. Piano Wizard's applicability for seniors was determined by participants' musical skill development, perceptions of personal fulfillment, attitudes toward music learning, and opinions about the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Older Adults, Teaching Methods
Blair, Joshua David – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and detail the contributions and methods, decisions and specific techniques that Dr. Bobby Adams used while President of the Florida Bandmasters Association and Director of Bands at Stetson University to build and maintain a nationally recognized collegiate wind band program and a strong music education…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Private Colleges, Interviews
Phelps, Kurt Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Applied music faculty are expected to have the skills necessary to oversee the development of young musicians upon employment. New professors, however, likely spent the majority of their musical life on the receiving end of the teaching dynamic and may find it difficult to adjust to their new position as purveyors of information. This document…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Integrated Activities, Athletics
Hernly, Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As world percussion has grown in popularity in American colleges and universities, two main problems have emerged. The first problem is that no known source exists detailing how percussion instructors have incorporated world percussion into their collegiate teaching. A review of the literature has highlighted four main approaches to incorporating…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers, Educational Methods
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