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Johnstone, Ann Barbara – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This paper presents the results of a study (Johnstone, 2016) which investigated the nature of professional collaboration between the visiting instrumental teacher and the primary school class teacher in the Wider Opportunities instrumental programme. The potential for exchanging knowledge appears to be significant when the visiting instrumental…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Music Teachers, Music Education, Elementary School Students
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Fautley, Martin; Kinsella, Victoria; Whittaker, Adam – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) is a model of teaching and learning music which takes place in many English primary schools. It is a relative newcomer to music pedagogy in the primary school. In the groundbreaking study reported in this paper, two new models of teaching and learning music are proposed. These are (a) "Music education…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Huber, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the parent as a supporter of practice during a whole-class beginner violin programme and whether it is considered most beneficial for practice to be undertaken at home, at school or in no formal manner. This mixed-methods research project involved a year-group of 31 pupils aged 6-7 years from a…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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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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Ivaldi, Antonia – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Research on teachers' assessments of students' playing within music lessons has mainly focused on verbal (spoken) evaluations of their learning. However, closer exploration of these interactions shows that embodied assessments, that is, those that also include non-verbal, multi-modal features as part of the interaction, are found to be…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Interaction, Performance Tests
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Havre, Sigrid Jordal; Väkevä, Lauri; Christophersen, Catharina R.; Haugland, Egil – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article is based on a case study of how the Rocksmith entertainment music video game can be used in the context of studying electric guitar and bass as part of music teacher training. In empirical terms, we were interested in how music teachers' knowledge becomes articulated in the pedagogical discourse of our participants. As conceptual…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Video Games
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Coutts, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Selecting repertoire that adult piano students find motivating and musically satisfying is more complex than simply finding pieces that are aurally pleasing. Drawing on theories of motivation, adult learning and transformative pedagogy, this practitioner-based study describes how the author learned to involve her students in the selection process,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Learning Motivation
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MacRitchie, Jennifer; Zicari, Massimo; Blom, Diana – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Limited consideration has been given to the challenges young composers and performers face when learning to communicate through notation in contemporary classical music, and the specific opportunities presented for peer learning. This article describes a project at a Swiss music conservatory in which two student composers wrote pieces for solo…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Classical Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Adamyan, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper reveals contemporary issues of music education in post-soviet Armenia. The author analyses the state of music education and draws special attention to the music education of adult beginners, which is a new challenge for the educational system of Armenia. In particular, the author reveals new problems in the performing arts, especially…
Descriptors: Music Education, Novices, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The implementation of a school-based integrated curriculum enables schools to plan a balanced, flexible and coherent curriculum in order to reduce subject specification, especially in kindergartens. Despite kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) being encouraged to integrate music content across subject areas, these…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Cantero, Irene Martínez; Jauset-Berrocal, Jordi-Angel – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Motivation is a key word in the arts and, especially, in music since it conveys collective, as well as individual, feelings. The beginning of musical instrument learning should be based on the student's musical interest but, due to the casual and improvised nature of everyday situations in which the choice of a musical instrument takes place, tend…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Varvarigou, Maria – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article explores how group playing by ear (GEP) through imitation of recorded material and opportunities for inventive work during peer interaction was used to support first year undergraduate western classical music students' aural, group creativity and improvisation skills. The framework that emerged from the analysis of the data describes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Group Activities
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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