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Presland, Carole – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article examines the special relationship between students and their instrumental teachers in UK conservatoires. Conservatoires in the UK provide a higher education for aspiring performers and composers and the students' choice of conservatoire will often be guided by their desire to study with a particular "professor" who will…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Musicians
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Burwell, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
Undergraduate training represents a crucial stage of development for instrumentalists, including singers, as they begin to mature as independent musicians and learners. This paper asks how instrumental and vocal teachers in higher education approach this stage of student development. It focuses on the use of questions by teachers, as they…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, College Faculty
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Cloonan, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
Popular Music Studies (PMS) is now taught in over 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK and numerous others across the world. This article outlines the constituent parts of PMS in the UK and questions its status as a discipline in its own right. It concludes by arguing that, having established itself, PMS will need to deal with two key…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article discusses music service teachers' notions of pedagogical competence and occupational prospects as they approach mid-career. Respondents were drawn from a comprehensive life history study of 28 Local Education Authority employees. Of this larger cohort, 20 individuals contributed to findings discussed here. Data were collected and…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Competence, Occupational Aspiration
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Hall, Clare – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article derives from a research project investigating the singing behaviour of a group of Australian boys in their first year of school. The project showed that the genesis of the "missing male" trend in singing at school may be occurring in early childhood. The impact of hegemonic masculinity in early childhood is explored here by…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Males, Singing, Child Behavior
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Mills, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
While most of the students who graduate each year from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London build performance-based portfolio careers that include some teaching, very few of them enter secondary school class music teaching. This article describes how young musicians' concerns about the career of secondary class music teacher develop as they…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musicians, Secondary Education
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Purser, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article was motivated by a staff development session when the brass faculty of a conservatoire were invited to share and discuss their approaches to teaching. It presents the results of interviews with six well known woodwind or brass players who have also taught at one or more conservatoires in London for periods of between one and 40 years.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musicians, Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments
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Temmerman, Nita – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
The cultural contexts of home, school and community all have important parts to play in the music education of children, but at present in Australia, these three entities are insufficiently connected on a number of fronts, not the least being an understanding about the purpose(s) of young people's engagement with music. This paper puts forward two…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Student Participation, Children
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Cain, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
In this short article I present a case for developing a new theory of music education, arguing that advances in music technology have undermined some of the most basic conceptual frameworks we currently possess. I describe some problems that might make the development of a new theory difficult and suggest some ways in which they might be overcome.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Development, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena; Hyvönen, Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This paper examines how body movement within the frames of Dalcroze Eurhythmics can facilitate musical knowing. Merleau-Ponty's philosophical ideas seem to correspond with the specific empirical findings of Jaques-Dalcroze. Hence, our viewpoint is based on Merleau-Ponty's notions of "knowing the world through the body" as well as of…
Descriptors: Motion, Human Body, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Blom, Diana; Poole, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This paper discusses a project in which third-year undergraduate Performance majors were asked to assess their second-year peers. The impetus for launching the project came from some stirrings of discontent amongst a few students. Instead of finding the assessment of their peers a manageable task, most students found the breadth of musical focus,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Music Education
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Preti, Costanza; Welch, Graham F. – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
The article offers an explanation of the effects of music on children within a hospital setting and points up the multifaceted nature of this experience. The nature of the client group allows the musical experience to work on many different levels, such as modifying the child's perception of pain and reducing stress, whilst at the same time having…
Descriptors: Music, Hospitals, Children, Stress Management
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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
Breathing and breath control are central to playing the oboe, yet few detailed educational resources are available to support their teaching and learning. This paper presents a review of existing knowledge and expertise in the field. It highlights common ground and points of controversy, and indicates some key areas for consideration. It points to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Literature Reviews
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Macmillan, Jenny – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
Numerous studies in general education have concluded that parental involvement improves student achievement. Research in music education indicates that parental involvement is beneficial to progress on a musical instrument. However, few music teachers are known to actively encourage it. This paper reports on a detailed qualitative survey that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Parent Participation, Achievement, Music
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Lowther, Dawn – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This paper reports the development of a discrimination task to investigate the sensitivity of children aged 3-8 years to a range of timbral stimuli. The paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of other research exploring timbral perception and explains how the findings from these studies shaped the methodological approach of this study.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Young Children, Aural Learning, Auditory Stimuli
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