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Freer, Patrick K. – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports analysis of interviews with 85 boys from England, Greece, Ireland and Spain about the voice change, school singing and choral music instruction. Consistent, former and self-described non-singers were included. Data suggest consistency with much of the existing narrative literature about the experience of voice change. Unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Music Education, Adolescents
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Wright, Ruth; Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
This paper explores firstly the sense in which improvisation might be conceived of as an informal music education process and, secondly, the effects of a course in free improvisation on student teachers' perceptions in relation to themselves as musicians, music as a school subject and children as musicians. The results of a study conducted in two…
Descriptors: Role, Student Teachers, Music Education, Informal Education
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Triantafyllaki, Angeliki – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
This paper draws on the metaphor of "workplace landscape" to highlight the role of institutional values, evidenced within a Greek University Music Department and a Music Conservatoire, in the construction of musical performance teachers' professional identity. Underpinned by a social constructionist framework and within an ethnographic…
Descriptors: Role, Music, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries