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Cuadrado, Francisco – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
"Music and Talent" is an educational project for children between 3 and 9 years old. The aim of the project is to use music and musical intelligence as resources for enhancing important skills in social and cognitive development. These skills are self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation, social and emotional relationships, and…
Descriptors: Music, Talent, Creativity, Program Descriptions
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Hanrahan, Fidelma; Hughes, Ed; Banerjee, Robin; Eldridge, Alice; Kiefer, Chris – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Little is currently known about the possible benefits of using networked technology to enhance ensemble performance. This study explored whether the introduction of specially devised technology -- networked tablets using traditional music notation -- to a primary school orchestra would enhance the experience of ensemble music. Particular emphasis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Music
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Ferrer, Rita; Puiggalí, Joan; Tesouro, Montse – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The main objective of this study was to observe the extent to which the practice of collective singing in children's and youth choirs offers a way of teaching values. The main working tool used was a questionnaire that was completed by the choir conductors and singers of the different choirs surveyed. The purpose of the questionnaire was to assess…
Descriptors: Singing, Children, Youth, Group Activities
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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
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Hardcastle, Elinor; Pitts, Stephanie; Aróstegui, José Luis – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
A small-scale comparative study of music education provision in two Spanish and English primary schools was carried out in 2013-14, using questionnaires, interviews and observations. The study investigated the musical experiences of the children in the two schools, their ambitions for their musical futures, and the classroom practices and policy…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Education
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Meissner, Henrique – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article presents findings from an action research project that investigated instrumental teachers' strategies for facilitating children's learning of expressive music performance. Nine teachers and 14 pupils (aged 9-15) participated in this project, which consisted of 10 weeks of teaching. At the beginning and end of this period pupils'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Imagery
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Andreu Duran, Maria; Godall Castell, Pere; Amador Guillem, Miquel; Castro Morera, Maria – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The goal of this research was to carry out an exploratory study on how music education integrated into primary schooling (children from 6 to 12 years old) can help in acquiring the core competencies characteristic of this stage. The study was conducted by developing a validated instrument, pilot-tested for reliability, to assess the eight core…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Music Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Students
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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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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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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McCormack, Brittany A.; Klopper, Christopher – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The ways in which we are able to communicate are, most of the time, dominated through speaking and listening. The ability to speak, listen and understand speech is the basis of oracy; a necessity within society today. The purpose of this study was to examine the interconnectedness of music and language to identify if music can assist in the…
Descriptors: Music Appreciation, Music Education, English (Second Language), Oral English
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
There is evidence supporting the social and cognitive benefits of music education. However aspects of music practice, such as an increase in frequency and intensity of practice, are associated with playing-related musculoskeletal problems in adult musicians, though with limited evidence in children. The aim of this study was to describe the music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Performance, Anxiety
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Pike, Pamela D. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This case study compares the teaching strategies employed by a novice and an expert instructor of two beginning children's group-piano classes. In the United States, there is a century-long tradition of teaching piano to children in groups, and group teaching is championed in pedagogy texts and at professional educator conferences throughout…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Instruction
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Sun, Zuodong; Leung, Bo Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
China has been instituting national basic education curriculum reforms since 2001. This study provides an updated understanding of present-day, rural primary school music education in Northeastern China's Tonghua region. A total of 126 rural primary music teachers and 674 students from 28 primary schools in the region were surveyed using a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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