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Hallam, Susan; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Music can be understood in many ways. This has important implications for music education. The research reported here explored how groups of people conceptualise musical understanding and what they believe supports its acquisition. In this study 463 participants completed two statements: "Musical understanding is" and "You learn to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
A compelling body of research demonstrates that music continues to offer powerful potential for enhancing health and well-being in old age. Active music-making has been found to provide a source of enhanced social cohesion, enjoyment, personal development, and empowerment, and to contribute to recovery from depression and maintenance of personal…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music, Well Being, Aging (Individuals)
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Varvarigou, Maria; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
There has been a gradual increase in the body of literature regarding seniors' musical preferences, learning approaches, development, and creativity. This literature dispels existing myths that perceive older people as a homogeneous group, characterized by decrepitude and diminishing capacity, and with a passive contribution to society. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Phenomenology, Music