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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The importance of personal practice for instrumentalists and vocalists is well established among researchers, and axiomatic for practitioners. This paper reports on a phase of an action research project, investigating student approaches to personal practice. Following a preliminary questionnaire study, a residential clinic was conducted by…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Music Activities
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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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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
A survey of final-year music students at the University of York for the Investigating Musical Performance research project found that 45% (23 of the 51 students in the year group) regularly gave instrumental or vocal lessons. Semi-structured interviews with 16 students revealed a range of teaching activities including workshop leading, one-to-one…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Music, Interviews, Educational Opportunities
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Dibben, Nicola – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Research into student experience in Higher Education has largely focused on students' role as learners. However, the student experience encompasses a much wider range of behaviours and beliefs than can be captured through a focus on teaching and learning alone. I report the findings of a research project which explored student experience in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Middle Class, Social Class
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Presland, Carole – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article examines the special relationship between students and their instrumental teachers in UK conservatoires. Conservatoires in the UK provide a higher education for aspiring performers and composers and the students' choice of conservatoire will often be guided by their desire to study with a particular "professor" who will…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Musicians
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Burwell, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
Undergraduate training represents a crucial stage of development for instrumentalists, including singers, as they begin to mature as independent musicians and learners. This paper asks how instrumental and vocal teachers in higher education approach this stage of student development. It focuses on the use of questions by teachers, as they…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, College Faculty
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Cloonan, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
Popular Music Studies (PMS) is now taught in over 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK and numerous others across the world. This article outlines the constituent parts of PMS in the UK and questions its status as a discipline in its own right. It concludes by arguing that, having established itself, PMS will need to deal with two key…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Mills, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This article describes an innovative approach to analysing, describing and evaluating the careers of musicians, and applies it in the case of 37 "professors", that is, instrumental teachers, working at a conservatoire in the UK. The professors emerge as flexible and committed musicians who enjoy teaching conservatoire students, and who…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Foreign Countries, Careers