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Daniel, Ryan; Bowden, Julia – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
While many piano students successfully progress beyond beginner status to reach what is commonly referred to as the intermediate stage, there is minimal research specific to this area of practice. This is despite the fact that there is a high drop-out rate at this stage. This research study therefore set out to develop an in-depth understanding of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
The power of one-to-one tuition in Higher Music Education is evidenced by its continuing place at the heart of conservatoire education. The need to examine this student-teacher relationship more closely has been emphasised in the last decades by increasing understanding of processes of student learning in Higher Education as a whole, and in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Interaction, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Holden, Hilary; Button, Stuart – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
This article reports on an investigation of the teaching of music by non-music specialists in the primary school. In particular, it examines attitudes to teaching music, factors affecting teachers' confidence, the relationship between confidence and training, support for music teaching, teaching experience and musical background. The…
Descriptors: Specialists, Expertise, Music Education, Investigations
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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article discusses music service teachers' notions of pedagogical competence and occupational prospects as they approach mid-career. Respondents were drawn from a comprehensive life history study of 28 Local Education Authority employees. Of this larger cohort, 20 individuals contributed to findings discussed here. Data were collected and…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Competence, Occupational Aspiration
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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
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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2000
This article discusses inductee music service teachers (to 25 years of age). It explores how their lives, as perceived, shape current identities in teaching and result in several career problems. Respondents were drawn from a comprehensive life history study of 28 Local Education Authority employees. Of this larger cohort, four were age 25 years…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Biographies, Professional Identity