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Watson, Leah – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article reports early findings from a qualitative study of 10 full-time musicians who are self-taught, to investigate their learning biographies. The aim is to identify, define and explore learning sources and experiences across the musician's learning biography. Conducted in Melbourne, Australia, the musicians were recruited through snowball…
Descriptors: Musicians, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Sampling
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Campayo-Muñoz, Emilia; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This paper explores the importance and effects of parents' and teachers' attitudes on students' academic performance in music. To this end, the research literature on the effects of parental and teacher behaviour on the behaviour of their children and students is reviewed, focusing on parents' and teachers' emotional skills. The review looks at…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Music Education
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Watson, Amanda – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This paper is a reflection on a teaching program located in a Government primary school in Melbourne and initiated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO). The school was selected by a coincidence. Volunteers, MSO personnel, community and corporate funding, employed classroom and specialist music teachers came together to provide teaching of…
Descriptors: Music Techniques, Music, Musical Instruments, Foreign Countries
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Barlow, Sarah – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Success in music theory studies appears to be simply a matter of learning the rules and applying them. This is not the case with aural skills, which include labelling a scale played on piano, or writing a rhythm heard on a drum. Student success in aural tasks is not always consistent, and the student skill seems to fade over time if there is no…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Listening Skills, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Godwin, Louise – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Ben Opie is a Melbourne-based oboist with a diverse and eclectic career performing across the entire repertoire for oboe. He has performed in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Australia as a soloist, collaborator, and an orchestral musician. His work across the globe has earned him multiple awards and recognitions in music. As a leader…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music, Competence, Music Activities
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King, Fiona – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2015
Primary classroom teachers can play a vital role in the music education of primary school students, providing a basis for lifelong learning in music and the arts. Research shows that not all Victorian primary school students have equitable access to music education and that the role of the classroom teacher becomes valuable in supplying or…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Georgoulas, Renee; Southcott, Jane – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article is a study of a bilingual and bicultural Pontian Greek Australian dancer. His musicking involves performing and teaching dancing. Dancing has been and continues to be a major part of the self-identity of the participant. This phenomenological single case study used interpretative phenomenological analysis to analyse the data collected…
Descriptors: Music, Dance, Identification (Psychology), Phenomenology
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Ha, Joy – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study was motivated by the desire to understand how to support the development of competent and confident string instrument teachers. This research investigates early-career string instrument teachers' experiences of pre-service tertiary education and induction, and how these experiences impacted early-career string teachers' competence to…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Lierse, Sharon – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2015
Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers education courses for students who want to teach in Australian schools. The university is unique due to its geographic location, proximity to Asia and its high Indigenous population compared to the rest of the country. Many courses are offered fully online including music education for pre-service teachers.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Music Education, Art Education, Educational Policy
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Acker, Aleksandra; Nyland, Berenice – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
In 2013 Campbell and Wiggins edited "The Oxford handbook of children's musical cultures" which described different musical experiences and diverse child populations across the world. This paper contributes to this particular interdisciplinary genre by contextualising and describing a well-known children's choir in Serbia that practices…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Activities, Emotional Experience, Churches
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Patston, Tim; Loughlan, Terence – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article discusses the use of beta-blockers by performing artists, the reasons why they are taken, and the potential associated risks. We argue that there are high levels of usage within sectors of the professional performing arts community and that there may be high levels of risk in using these medications, particularly without medical…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Godwin, Louise – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article explores the process of determining an approach to the analysis of qualitative data collected as part of a case study research project involving children and teenagers from a community of musical practice--an all ages community-based fiddle group in central Scotland. The researcher's overarching goal is to find ways to increase…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Lisa-Jane – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Music departments in Chinese universities incorporate Western musicology and instruments as part of their undergraduate or graduate courses (or both). However, many of these students may have had limited exposure to Western classical music and English, as a medium of communication. Furthermore, these courses are predominantly offered in Chinese.…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education
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Murray, Gemma – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The Australian Government has recently introduced a national based curriculum, known as The Australian Curriculum. This new curriculum is intended to provide quality education for all students (Australian Curriculum, Reporting and Assessment Authority, [ACARA], 2013). This article considers some of the possible implications of the Australian…
Descriptors: Information Technology, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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de Vries, Peter – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2013
A series of reviews dating back to the 1960s and a body of research literature points to the inadequate delivery of music education by generalist primary school teachers in Australian schools. Despite recommendations for specialist music teachers to teach music in all Australian primary schools to counter this ongoing trend, such an approach has…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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