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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria; Gaunt, Helena – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Although there is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's well-being, little attention has been paid to the role of those facilitating such activities. This research explored the benefits and challenges for those working in facilitating musical activities with older people. The research was undertaken at three UK case…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Music Activities, Motivation, Barriers
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Carlson, Alexandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Venezuela's youth symphony program, the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, commonly referred to as "El Sistema," combines musical achievement with learning important life skills through orchestral practice and performance. Although the history most commonly reported outside Venezuela is of the program's director, José Antonio Abreu,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cooperation
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Virkkula, Esa – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present article will examine informal learning in popular and jazz music education in Finland and evaluate it as a part of formal upper secondary vocational musicians' training, which is typically teacher directed. It is not necessarily the best model of working in popular and jazz music learning, which has traditionally benefitted from…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Workshops, Informal Education
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Barnes, Gail V.; DeFreitas, Aureo; Grego, John – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether individuals' perceptions of parental involvement and home environment in music vary with nationality (Brazil/United States) and time frame (past/current). Past and current students from selected community music programs in the United States and Brazil completed the PI-HEM (Parental Involvement and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Family Environment, Music Education
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Price, Harry E.; Mann, Alison; Morrison, Steven J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study continues research that examines effects that conductors have on the assessment of ensemble performances. The current study used the same four recordings orders of two strict and two expressive examples by two conductors with a single repeated recording used in previous research, but the participants were not music majors. In addition…
Descriptors: Musicians, Nonmajors, Art Expression, Evaluation
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Richmond, James; McLachlan, Neil M.; Ainley, Mary; Osborne, Margaret – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Rates of music participation are low in developed nations. This may be attributed in part to the failure of school music to engage children sufficiently to motivate them to continue learning and participating in music. We tested the "Harmonix" program of classroom music education, which is currently being designed to maximize engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Skill Development, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Cassidy, Jane W.; Schlegel, Amanda L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the role initial attack and expertise play in the identification of instrumental tones. A stimulus CD was made of 32 excerpts of instrumental tones. Sixteen possible combinations of the variables of initial attack (present or absent), expertise (beginner versus professional), and timbre (flute, clarinet,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Identification, College Students, Music Education
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Flach, Nanke; Timmermans, Anneke; Korpershoek, Hanke – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study investigates the relationship between the design of written music and the number of mistakes dyslexic and non-dyslexic children make in reading music is investigated in this study. Previous research shows that children with dyslexia experience difficulties with reading music, especially discerning pitch. Common mistakes of dyslexic…
Descriptors: Music, Readability, Dyslexia, Children
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Lee, Angela – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study explores the efficacy of using musical activities to enhance the character aspect of education of preschoolers in a Taiwanese school setting. The Taiwanese educational authority stipulates that character development activities should focus on the core values of caring, respect, courage, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Music Education, Integrated Activities
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Parkinson, Tom – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article offers a model to assist music teachers in reflecting on their teaching practice in relation to their aims and values. Initially developed as a workshop aid for use on a music education MA program, the model is intended to provoke critical engagement with two prominent tensions in music education: that between mastery and enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Rakena, Te Oti; Airini,; Brown, Deidre – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study applied a cultural lens to the "expert-novice dyad" (Kennell, 2002, p. 243) and explored the learning experiences of indigenous minorities studying in this context. The purpose of this study was to gather narratives that reflected the nature of teaching practices in the one-to-one studio context. The resulting data presented…
Descriptors: Music Education, Minority Group Students, Individual Instruction, Learning Experience
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Tomlinson, Michelle M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This case study employed multimodal methods and visual analysis to explore how a young multilingual student used music improvisation to form a speech rap. This student, recently arrived in Australia from Ethiopia, created piano music that was central to his music identity and that simultaneously, through dialogue with his mother, enhanced his…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creative Activities, Music, Musical Composition
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Ribeiro, António José Pacheco; Vieira, Maria Helena Gonçalves Leal – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Portuguese music education occurs in two branches: general and specialized. The specialized subsystem is also subdivided into vocational schools (conservatories and music academies) and professional schools. Although different in nature and organization, vocational and professional schools have several goals in common. In the first part, this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Schools, Professional Education
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Ponsatí, Imma; Miranda, Joaquim; Amador, Miquel; Godall, Pere – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The aim of the study was to measure the performance reached by students (N = 138) when aurally identifying musical harmonic intervals (from m2 to P8) after having experienced a teaching innovation proposal for the Music Conservatories of Catalonia (Spain) based on observational methodology. Its design took into account several issues, which had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Theory, Pacing, Instructional Innovation
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Andrews, B. W. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Teachers enrolled in a professional development program involving artists on site at cultural institutions participated in a study in which they expressed their views on upgrading in the arts. Findings indicate that they were influenced in their own schooling by passionate teachers who conveyed the importance of the arts. Their progress was…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Artists, Art Education
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