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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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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale; McFerran, Katrina Skewes – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The potential for music programs to promote psychosocial wellbeing in mainstream schools is recognised in both policy and research literature. Despite this recognition, there is a dearth of consistent research evidence supporting this link. Authors attribute this lack of consistent evidence to limitations in the areas of research design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Watson, Amanda; Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This study explores the career paths, employment, business opportunities and community contributions made available through the provision and development of the contemporary performance bands' culture in the State of Victoria. It is framed with the support given to live music performers by Arts Victoria, Small Business Victoria and Music Victoria.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Music Education, Employment, Music
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Jeanneret, Neryl; Brown, Robert – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
The City of Melbourne's ArtPlay is open to children and young people aged 3-13 years, and provides a wide range of artist-led programs that serve a broad community within and outside the municipality. Its sister facility, Signal, caters for young people 13-22 years. An Australia Council of the Arts funded Creative Community Partnership Initiative,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness
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Grimmett, Helen; Rickard, Nikki S.; Gill, Anneliese; Fintan, Murphy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
The current paper retrospectively evaluates the efficacy of implementing a large-scale music education program into a regional cluster of Victorian primary schools. The program's primary aim was to increase access and quality of music education for students in these rural schools. The methods utilized to evaluate the program and the discrepancies…
Descriptors: Program Design, Rural Schools, Music Education, Music
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Rickard, Nikki S.; Vasquez, Jorge T.; Murphy, Fintan; Gill, Anneliese; Toukhsati, Samia R. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated a benefit of music training on a number of cognitive functions including verbal memory performance. The impact of school-based music programs on memory processes is however relatively unknown. The current study explored the effect of increasing frequency and intensity of classroom-based instrumental training…
Descriptors: Verbal Learning, Program Effectiveness, Memory, Memorization
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Heyning, Lyndell – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Primary schools are such busy demanding places. Educators are concerned with a crowded curriculum and high emphasis placed on the development and cultivation of literacy and numeracy concepts. Teachers are generally concerned with the delivery and teaching expectations of all key learning areas of the primary school curriculum. However, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Munday, Jenni; Smith, Wyverne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Pre-service teacher degree programs are increasingly crowded with subjects covering the wide gamut of knowledge a teacher requires. Ensuring musical knowledge and language for classroom teaching poses a difficult problem for teacher educators. This article examines the challenges of including in the pre-service classroom teaching program a music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Theory, Creative Activities
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Brand, Manny – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article reviews and analyzes selected past and current research approaches in the study of music teacher effectiveness. Early "teacher characteristic studies" are discussed along with the role of these first-generation studies in attempting to identify personal qualities and characteristics of apparently effective or ineffective teachers.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Music, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness