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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures approach on the musical progression of students in Musical Futures' Champion schools. The research took place over three years in three phases with 733 students and 28 music teachers completing questionnaires. Data from the interviews with 39 staff and focus…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Kevin – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
There is increasing international evidence that playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on attainment at school but little research has been undertaken in the UK. This study addresses this drawing on data on attainment at age 11 and 16 relating to 608 students, 115 of whom played a musical instrument. The fndings showed that the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Preadolescents
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Marin, Cristina; Echeverria, Ma Puy Perez; Hallam, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Musical scores constitute a key element in the development of expertise in musicians from western tonal traditions, since they act as a mediator between the performer and the music itself. Our aim was to study the role of musical scores in instrumental performance practice by analysing the process of learning a new piece of music, as well as the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Musicians
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Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Hallam, Susan; Robertson, Linnhe – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
The aim of this research was to investigate the value and purpose of Master Classes, from the perspective of Conservatoire students. Thirty-seven UK Conservatoire students responded to a questionnaire, providing information about their prior experiences of Master Classes, the factors that they considered to be important in a successful Master…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music Education, Performance, Music Techniques