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Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2010
The aims of this research were to identify the ways in which parents may most constructively support their children's musical development, and to ascertain whether styles of parent-teacher and parent-pupil interaction would influence the extent to which parents engage in different types of supportive behaviours. A model of parent involvement as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
Gremli, Jack; Gremli, Carol – Our Children, 2000
Discusses the importance of considering individual students' learning styles when encouraging them to practice their musical instruments at home on a regular basis, focusing on how to accommodate learning style preferences related to: light; time of day; persistence; nutritional intake; furniture design; practicing in pairs or small groups;…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Music Education
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Thomas, Amy E. – General Music Today, 2008
This article suggests ways early childhood music educators can help parents bring more meaningful music activities into their homes. Suggestions are based on survey results from 50 parents with young children at home. The survey investigated the relationship among parents' perceived musical ability, the amount of time they spent in musical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Fortney, Patrick M.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1993
Reports on a study on the selection of musical instruments by 990 band students in grades 6-9 (Dade County, Florida). Factors studied included prior instrumental music experience, family participation in the choice, and gender. Reports strong gender/instrument associations that seemed to override students' professed reasons for choosing…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Educational Research, Females, High Schools
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Denac, Olga – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
In the interaction between the child and the adult, interest can be a significant motivational initiator of activities. Systematic monitoring and development of the interest in music activities enables the teachers to influence the preschool children in forming a positive attitude towards the art of music. The research involving preschool…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Singing, Preschool Children
Bancroft, Tony – MENC: The National Association for Music Education, 2004
This user-friendly guide covers a variety of issues such as choosing the right instrument, how to set practice guidelines, how parents can talk about music with their children, and ways to inspire children and enhance their creativity and confidence. Includes a list of frequently asked questions, a handy guide to musical terms, and lots of tables…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Parent Materials, Musicians, Music Activities
Mills, Elizabeth – 1983
This book offers practical suggestions by parents on how to encourage young children musically, specifically using the Suzuki method for listening to music and practicing. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) "Ten Reasons Why Musical Training Can and Should Be Started Early"; (2) "Advice From Parents: Ways To Encourage Children…
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty