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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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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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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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Powell, Sarah J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
This paper investigates musical and personal success from the perspective of Australian boys and men who participate in choir. Findings have been taken from a larger study, which seeks to understand the way in which male notions of success, masculinity and identity influence their choral participation. Participants from four choirs indicated that…
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Activities, Masculinity
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Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
In this article, David Forrest probes Ahmad Sarmast (Founder and Director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Ministry of Education, Afghanistan) about the development of the Institute, its sponsorship, the range of local musicians and music educators that work there, and the student population.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Program Development, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Barton, Georgina; Hartwig, Kay – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
For pre-service music teachers it is important to develop a personal philosophy of music education before entering the teaching profession. Having a philosophy to music education enables students to clearly articulate the meaning of music not only in their own lives but also how this might impact on their practice as a teacher. Many philosophies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Research Methodology
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Klopper, Christopher; Power, Bianca – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This study documents and analyses the environment where music education happens in a regional Conservatorium in New South Wales, Australia. The study aimed to gain insight into the structure, nature and professional practice of a regional conservatorium, and identify innovative pedagogical possibilities. An ethnographic case study was undertaken…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Design, Music, Foreign Countries
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
South Africa prides itself in a rich and colorful array of the Arts where music plays a significant role in social regeneration, unity and reconciliation. Little research has been undertaken in teacher education courses in South Africa regarding the inclusion of African music within multicultural music practice. Using the theoretical frameworks of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Music Education
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BastaniNezhad, Arya – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article examines how key components of holistic tone production can help flutists form a resonant tone. This is framed in an exploration of tone pedagogy and includes a model of tone evaluation and education. This research is also applicable to other instrumentalists, especially wind players. In this case study information was collected by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Participant Observation, Holistic Approach
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Jenkins, Louise – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper explores the notion that particular working relationships within school music programs can have a significant affect on the program's development and progress. To explore this notion the research focussed on the working relationship of a music teacher at Melbourne Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Ruth Flockart (1891-1985) and the…
Descriptors: Oral History, Music Education, Music, Music Teachers
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
Australian society is increasingly multicultural, and this article provides some theoretical perspectives on multiculturalism, cultural diversity and the teaching and learning of African music. It identifies the need for teachers, practitioners and artists to jointly work together to create a community of practitioners where pedagogy meets…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper presents a story constellation about a beginning teacher (who is also the principal) located in a one-teacher school in an isolated community in Queensland, Australia. The constellation documents the teacher's self-efficacy for teaching the arts (music, dance, drama, visual arts and media). Tabitha, the participant, shares insights…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Visual Arts, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Lowe, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Many young West Australians learn musical instruments through school based elective programs. However, many students drop out from these programs, particularly in lower secondary school. This paper reports on a study I conducted into the motives of 48 lower secondary school students for playing a musical instrument, and the role of the instrument…
Descriptors: Elective Courses, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Musical Instruments
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
In this time of national curriculum re-thinking, tertiary institutions are positioned to create opportunities amongst pre-service teachers for the cultivation of knowledge, skills and understandings concerning cultural diversity in music education. The demographic profile of the State of Victoria is the most culturally diverse in Australia and the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Music Education, Music
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