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Czajkowski, Anne-Marie L.; Greasley, Alinka E. – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper reports the development and implementation of a unique Mindfulness for Singers (MfS) course designed to improve singers' vocal technique. Eight university students completed the intervention. Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) scores showed general improvement across all five facets of mindfulness. Qualitative results showed…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Singing
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Carey, Gemma; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper explores teachers' and students' perceptions of one-to-one pedagogy, in the context of tertiary vocal and instrumental tuition. Teachers and students at one Australian conservatoire participated in interviews and focus groups that explored their experiences and perceptions on the nature, value, effectiveness and challenges of one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Creech, Andrea – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper explores patterns of interpersonal behaviour amongst teachers and pupils during one-to-one instrumental lessons. It was hypothesised that these patterns might differ in systematic ways, according to an existing model of six interaction "types" developed within a systems theory perspective and based on measures of interpersonal control…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teacher Student Relationship, Music Teachers
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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, 2011
This paper explores the concept of instrumental/vocal learning when studying the same instrument or voice with more than one concurrent teacher. In this context, teachers may be working as a team, or one or both teachers may not know of the other's contribution to a student's learning. Qualitative data from music students and teachers at the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, College Students, College Faculty
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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