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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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Wych, Gina M. F. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This literature review examines and synthesizes 30 years of research into the relationship between gender and musical instruments. Specifically, the review focuses on how this relationship affects instrument selection by grade school students entering a school music program. Topics include the gender typing of musical instruments, instrument…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Moscardini, Lio; Barron, David S.; Wilson, Alastair – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
There is a widely held view that learning to play a musical instrument is a valuable experience for all children in terms of their personal growth and development. Although there is no statutory obligation for instrumental music provision in Scottish primary schools, there are well-established Instrumental Music Services in Local Education…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Child Development
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McPherson, Gary E.; Osborne, Margaret S.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Davidson, Jane W.; Faulkner, Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise (McPherson & O'Neill, 2010; see "Research Studies in Music Education" issues 2010-2011) to include students' motivation to study music within the Australian context. It sought to determine whether music learners (students learning an instrument or voice), might be more motivated to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Music Education, Music
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Godwin, Louise – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article explores the process of determining an approach to the analysis of qualitative data collected as part of a case study research project involving children and teenagers from a community of musical practice--an all ages community-based fiddle group in central Scotland. The researcher's overarching goal is to find ways to increase…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Paul; McPherson, Gary E.; Davidson, Jane W. – Psychology of Music, 2013
This article addresses individuals' decisions to continue or cease playing a musical instrument from a basic psychological needs perspective. Participants began learning music 10 years prior to the study and were the subject of previous longitudinal research. They completed a survey investigating the three psychological needs of competence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Krupp-Schleußner, Valerie; Lehmann-Wermser, Andreas – Music Education Research, 2018
Does extended music education during primary school foster long-term musical participation? What other factors contribute to long-term musical participation? In our study on "Impacts and Long-Term Effects of Musical Participation," we investigate how the German programme "An Instrument for Every Child (JeKi)," which fosters the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents
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Khalil, Alexander K. – Journal for Learning through the Arts, 2010
At present, the need for an understanding of both physical and cultural geography is increasingly urgent in America's schools. The present study explores using music as focus for the exploration of geography. Not only is music strongly linked to culture and environment but also its study provides an experiential understanding of a given culture in…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
There is evidence supporting the social and cognitive benefits of music education. However aspects of music practice, such as an increase in frequency and intensity of practice, are associated with playing-related musculoskeletal problems in adult musicians, though with limited evidence in children. The aim of this study was to describe the music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Performance, Anxiety
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Burton, Suzanne L. – Music Education Research, 2017
In this study, I explored children's development of rhythmic music literacy using a language acquisition paradigm. An emergent, constructivist curriculum was implemented over one academic year with 39 children, 5-8 years old. Children were involved in audiation-based active listening, singing, moving, chanting, and playing instruments and engaged…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Literacy
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Marshall, Herbert D. – General Music Today, 2006
The article offers tips on introducing percussion activities in elementary music class. Percussion equipment should be treated as musical instruments and not toys, teaching correct names, playing techniques and notation for the instruments. Active listening experiences for students should be planned, including band music. Band music incorporates…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Listening Skills, Teaching Methods, Music Education
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StGeorge, Jennifer; Holbrook, Allyson; Cantwell, Robert – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
For many people, the appeal of music lies in its connection to human emotions. A significant body of research has explored the emotions that are experienced through either the formal structure of music or through its symbolic messages. Yet in the instrumental music education field, this emotional connection is rarely examined. In this article, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Culp, Mara E. – General Music Today, 2016
Positive self-esteem helps students succeed in and outside of music classrooms. High self-esteem is associated with a positive self-image and fine musicianship. Conversely, low self-esteem is associated with a negative self-image and poorer musicianship. Because students' self-esteem may affect their participation in music classes, the music…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Music Education, Music, Singing
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Campayo-Muñoz, Emilia; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto; Hargreaves, David – International Journal of Music Education, 2020
This study is based on the premise that emotional skills--comprised of an intrapersonal dimension and an interpersonal dimension--help to achieve personal balance, which in turn can enhance performance. Following from this premise, the improvement of music students' emotional skills might have a positive effect on their musical performance. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development
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Koutsoupidou, Theano; Hargreaves, David J. – Psychology of Music, 2009
This article reports a quasi-experimental study of the effects of improvisation on the development of children's creative thinking in music. The study was conducted in a primary school classroom with two matched groups of 6-year-old children over a period of six months. The music lessons for the experimental group were enriched with a variety of…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Creativity, Music
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