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Rumiantsev, Tamara W.; Admiraal, Wilfried F.; van der Rijst, Roeland M. – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
Musicians nowadays need to be able to work both creatively and collaboratively, often in a wider range of artistic, social and cultural contexts. A strong vision on conservatoire pedagogy is needed to reach this goal and at the same time align with the demands of higher education. At the start of the 21st century, renewal of curricula concentrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers
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Anderson, Anthony; Barton-Wales, Sarah – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Musical cultures in primary schools are influenced by motivators which include intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) as realised through provision from Music Education Hubs in England is an extrinsic factor which has been widely influential. This article explores the dynamics in play in parental engagement in music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Ang, Kathryn; Panebianco, Clorinda; Odendaal, Albi – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Developing effective parent-teacher relationships in music lessons is important for the well-being and learning outcomes of the learners. The aim of this collective case study was to explore the relationship between teachers and parents of pre-school children in group music lessons in the Klang Valley, which is an area in West Malaysia centred on…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Education, Outcomes of Education, Trust (Psychology)
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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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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This research aimed to provide an account of the impact of the Musical Futures approach on the wider school community in Musical Futures "Champion Schools". Questionnaires were completed by 344 non-music teachers. Interviews were undertaken with members of senior management teams. The majority of staff indicated that Musical Futures had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Questionnaires
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Chadwick, Sheelagh – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
Contrary to government policy, schooling in Botswana remains largely teacher-centred, with music teaching being no exception. However, other possibilities for classroom dynamics arise under the pressure of practical examinations and when some students have better instrumental facility than their teachers. This article describes initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe; Runhare, Tawanda; Monobe, Ratau John – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study sought to examine the quality of teaching practice (TP) mentoring in the teaching of music at primary school level through the distance mode of training at one college of education in Zimbabwe. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and student teachers on TP mentoring in music within the context of a distance…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Zandén, Olle; Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study analyses 10 Swedish music teachers' descriptions of how a new music syllabus and a new credit scale have influenced their practice. In the new curriculum, grading is introduced in year 6 and not, as previously, in year 8. We have therefore focused on the effects of this change on school years 5-7. The new syllabus is much more precise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Music Teachers
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Carey, Gemma; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper explores teachers' and students' perceptions of one-to-one pedagogy, in the context of tertiary vocal and instrumental tuition. Teachers and students at one Australian conservatoire participated in interviews and focus groups that explored their experiences and perceptions on the nature, value, effectiveness and challenges of one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Cain, Melissa – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The binary opposition between "own music" and "other's music" is the "result of deep conditioning" (Drummond, 2010, p. 118) and is almost impossible to overcome. By exploring the underlying constructs that influence students' and teachers' perceptions of minority cultures and their musics, this paper explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Singing is an important part of teaching for early childhood teachers. However, some teachers find this difficult and may even identify themselves as "tone-deaf". We invited a group of early childhood teachers who self-identified as "tone-deaf" to participate in a study to investigate their beliefs and behaviours about singing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the visions of teacher educators of instrumental pedagogy (n = 12) in higher music education regarding "good" teaching and instrumental student teacher preparation. The theoretical basis for the study was research on teachers' visions (Hammerness, 2006): teachers' own conceptions of ideal teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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Fowler, Andrew – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
"Music is both a creative and a performing art" (Hallam, 2006, p. 70). Many musicians and music educators maintain that composing and performing, although related, are essentially different aspects of musical activity. In the professional musical sphere, composition and performance are almost invariably separated; academic studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Composition, Theater Arts
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Daniel, Ryan; Bowden, Julia – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
While many piano students successfully progress beyond beginner status to reach what is commonly referred to as the intermediate stage, there is minimal research specific to this area of practice. This is despite the fact that there is a high drop-out rate at this stage. This research study therefore set out to develop an in-depth understanding of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nafisi, Julia – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
This article discusses the use of gesture and body-movement in the teaching of singing and reports on a survey amongst professional singing teachers in Germany regarding their use of gesture and body movement as pedagogic tools in their teaching. The nomenclature of gestures and movements used in the survey is based on a previous study by the…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Singing, Music Education, Surveys
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