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Coutts, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Selecting repertoire that adult piano students find motivating and musically satisfying is more complex than simply finding pieces that are aurally pleasing. Drawing on theories of motivation, adult learning and transformative pedagogy, this practitioner-based study describes how the author learned to involve her students in the selection process,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Learning Motivation
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Varvarigou, Maria; Durrant, Colin – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper presents theoretical perspectives for choral conducting education. A wide range of related literature on choral practice and education in higher education contexts, as well as training in the workplace is reviewed. Whilst various attributes for effective choral conducting practice have been identified by research studies, there has been…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Musicians, Higher Education
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Baker, Felicity; Mackinlay, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
This paper reports on an education programme conducted with first-time mothers. The study aimed to establish whether mothers found an education session on lullaby singing beneficial for them and their babies as well as reporting what lullabies were sung and why. Twenty first-time mothers were provided with examples of lullabies and asked to sing…
Descriptors: Mothers, Singing, Sleep, Parent Education
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Cope, Peter – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This study is based on interviews carried out with 13 adult learners of traditional fiddle playing. The average age of the learners was 56 and they had been learning to play for between 2 and 20 years. All of the interviewees had taken music at school but none of them had been stimulated to participate further in any significant sense. The…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Adult Students