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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
As a primary school student in the 1960s I learnt the recorder. This paper explores how the recorder became a staple of Australian primary school music programs. At that time recorders were comparatively recently revived Renaissance musical instruments that were adopted by music educators as a way for children and their teachers to engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Blom, Diana – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study investigates the compositional and contextual thinking of composer, Stuart Greenbaum, and the preparatory thinking, and teaching experience of pianist, Yvonne Lau, in the preparation of the solo piano work, "First Light". Adopting a practice-informed interview approach with questions drawn from the researcher's own preparation…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Learning Processes, Interviews
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Maury, Susan; Rickard, Nikki – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Group singing is a common feature of classroom-based music education, and has often been proposed to have benefits that extend beyond acquisition of music skills, primarily in academic achievement. However, potential social and emotional well-being benefits have been under-represented in these discussions. This article proposes that an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Singing
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Forbes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article reviews relevant literature to provide a rationale for the use of collaborative learning for first year music practice courses at an Australian regional university. Higher music education is still grappling with the challenges posed by the Dawkins Review and ongoing reforms in the sector. These challenges include increased public…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Arthur, Patricia; Khuu, Sieu; Blom, Diana – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The metronome is a frequently used time-keeping tool in music instrument practice. However, if its speed is set beyond a comfortable level for the performer, their eye movement (EM) patterns can betray pressure that might have been placed on the visual processing system. The patterns of the eyes moving forward or back, (saccades); when the eye…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Eye Movements, Musical Instruments
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Watson, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The Australian Society for Music Education's (ASME) involvement in the development of professional standards for music educators was a significant and active research time in the history of the Society. As ASME celebrates its golden jubilee, it is appropriate to revisit that history and consider the future prospects of subject-specific standards.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Associations, Standard Setting, Educational History
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Mok, Annie O. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The qualitative study referred to here investigated what a class of undergraduate pre-service music teachers could learn from conducting a piece of action research for primary 5 pupils in Hong Kong. Data were collected from lesson observations, post-lesson conferences with the pre-service teachers, their presentations and individual reflection…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Voss, Brett – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Education in a contemporary context increasingly requires students to engage with learning technologies. This can present a challenge to both students and teachers who at times struggle to engage with the technical processes involved in navigating these technologies. Outside of formal education settings, on-demand information facilitated through…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Production Techniques
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Lowe, Geoffrey; Coy, Neil – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to gather information on measures of motivation among year 7, 8 and 9 students enrolled in class music in a major Australian secondary school. The rationale for the study was to gain insights into why retention in the class music program had dramatically increased since the introduction of a new teaching program. A…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation
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Power, Anne M.; Powell, Sarah J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The provision of musical experiences for youth, especially in low socio-economic areas (SES), requires funded support and imaginative resourcing. This paper presents data from the Penrith (NSW Australia) Youth String Program offered in partnership by the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and The Joan Sutherland…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Youth Programs, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
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Fung, Annabella – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
I am a Chinese-Australian musician-educator of over three decades. In this autoethnography, I act as an agent of change by presenting my life as a social project. This assists understanding of a larger relational, communal and political world that moves us to critical engagement, social action and change. Evolutionary psychology asserts that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Ethnography, Musicians, Music Activities
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Cheng, Zijia; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Many students learn to play the piano but some lack the motivation to continue learning. Many students learn for extrinsic reasons. This research will explore understandings about student motivation held by expert piano teachers who have developed strategies to improve their students' intrinsic motivation to begin and continue learning. This small…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Brooks, Wendy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Lullabies have existed since ancient times, and are sung across all most all cultures to soothe babies and lull them to sleep. As screen media use pervades contemporary familial lives, it is perhaps inevitable that lullabies have been adopted and adapted as repertoire. This recording of lullabies in audiovisual modes has transformed the ways in…
Descriptors: Singing, Sleep, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Australia is forged by ongoing migration, welcoming a range of cultures, languages and ethnicities, celebrating a diverse range of the Arts. In this multicultural society, music and dance may serve as a positive medium to transmit and promote social cohesion. I argue that the inclusion of innovative and immersive practice of African music in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, African Culture
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Baker, William J.; Harvey, Georgina – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Located in a northern Tasmanian government primary school, this study presents the findings of an investigation into the learning behaviours of middle primary (Grade 3/4) students in a collaborative music soundscape task. Recent literature regarding music education and social development are presented and the design of the research described.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Music Activities
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