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Trinick, Robyn; Pohio, Lesley – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Children have a natural curiosity about sound. This is particularly evident in the context of musical play. The potential of play for music learning may be overshadowed by a teacher-led and performance-focused approach to music education rather than an organic, self-initiated approach. By bringing together the child's natural curiosity about…
Descriptors: Music, Play, Early Childhood Education, Music Education
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Schwartz, Sandra – Contributions to Music Education, 2013
Vocal demands of teaching are considerable and these challenges are greater for choral directors who depend on the voice as a musical and instructive instrument. The purpose of this study was to (1) examine choral directors' vocal condition using a modified Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and (2) determine the extent to which the major variables…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe children's lived experience of enjoyment during musical play. Data sources included class video from 15 weeks of a 24-week extracurricular music class for 4- to 7-year-olds taught by the researcher, parent-filmed video of child participant music-making in home settings during the same…
Descriptors: Music, Phenomenology, Play, Young Children
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Troop, Meagan; Varela, Wynnpaul – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past decade. Compelling evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation develop superior performance skills and experience more fulfillment as musicians. But in order to develop the self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Hallam, Susan; Burnard, Pamela; Robertson, Anne; Saleh, Chris; Davies, Valerie; Rogers, Lynne; Kokatsaki, Dimitra – Music Education Research, 2009
In England, there have been concerns that some primary teachers lack the necessary skills to teach the National Curriculum. The aim of this research was to ascertain the level of confidence of students completing a one-year primary teacher-training programme in relation to teaching in general and teaching music in particular. 341 students from…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Hedgecoth, David M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine democratic practice in a large ensemble setting. A large (N = 63) auditioned concert band served as the case study for the present investigation. A series of self-guided rehearsals provided the opportunity for the ensemble members to engage in democratic musical governance without a conductor. Mixed-method…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Democracy, Governance, Group Activities
D'Acierno, Maria Rosaria – Online Submission, 2011
Learning new languages, being physically active, playing a musical instrument or listening to music favour a good attitude towards life and activate both the brain and the body. The purpose of this study is twofold: 1) to present the findings of a small scale study of third age participants and 2) to review the literature of the…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Musical Instruments
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2018
Music education has faced considerable challenges in trying to bridge the gap between music in young people's lives and that taking place in the classroom. The 'Musical Futures' initiative aimed to devise new and imaginative ways of engaging young people, aged 11-19, in music activities through a process of informal learning based initially on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Informal Education, Music, Music Education
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Peterson, Hal – General Music Today, 2006
This article presents technology tips and ideas for music educators. To keep current with music technology, you will need to spend time with it regularly, just like you would practice a musical instrument or voice. Basic office software programs can help you with administrative tasks and duties. Your computers are important tools for your program,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Educational Technology, Computer Software
Marowitz, David R. – Teaching Music, 2011
Because people today are accustomed to listening to electronic instruments, school music ensembles need to rise to the challenge of reflecting present-day culture by doing a "contemporary makeover". This is all-important if ensembles are to command student respect and attract new members. With a creative mindset and openness to innovation, one can…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2019
Folkloric music and dance in Bulgaria are performed as has been for generations, but also present are innovative hybrids in text, form, and instrumentation. Historically, traditional musical activities were divided by gender with singing a priority for women and playing instruments for men. This has been rapidly changing as in so many countries,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dance Education, Folk Culture, Cultural Influences
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Zahal, Onur – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between musical performance anxiety, learning styles, and the field of instrument and solo singing music teacher candidates. Musical performance anxiety has been investigated at various musical events, such as performance during exams, singing and playing on stage, or in front of judges for an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music, Performance
Demski, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Faced with meager enrollment in band, orchestra, and choir programs, schools are using digital technology to excite students about creating music on today's terms. This article discusses how music educators reinvent their profession by acknowledging and incorporating the way students interact with music today--digitally. Bill Evans, a music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musical Instruments, Computer Software
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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
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Cho, Eun – Music Education Research, 2015
A recent study of Korean middle-class mothers' perceptions and parenting practices associated with children's participation in musical activities reported unique forms of musical parenting, which closely correspond with previous studies of concerted cultivation in Western middle-class families. Are these unique patterns exclusive to middle-class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Extracurricular Activities
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