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Garrett, Bethan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The motivation of teachers represents an emergent area of research within psychology, where the complex and fluid nature of practitioner engagement is increasingly recognised. Underpinned by psycho-social theories, this article explores the potential of socially-situated structures and processes to develop and maintain generalist teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
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Bonshor, Michael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This article is based on the findings of a qualitative exploration of factors influencing confidence levels among adult amateur choral singers. Three focus group interviews, involving 18 singers in total, and 16 individual interviews were carried out. These provided over 40 hours of recorded verbal data, which then underwent a process of…
Descriptors: Singing, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Music
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Baker, David; Green, Lucy – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
This article discusses findings on schooling, pedagogy and notation in the life-experiences of amateur and professional visually-impaired musicians/music teachers, and the professional experiences of sighted music teachers who work with visually-impaired learners. The study formed part of a broader UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Oakland, Jane; MacDonald, Raymond; Flowers, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The effects of musical career disruption are an increasingly important, yet under-researched, area within music education. This article highlights psychological issues that can negatively affect an operatic career. Existing work has examined the effects of redundancy for opera choristers and confirmed the importance of a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Singing, Careers
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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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Perkins, Rosie – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article explores the intersection between institutional hierarchies and learning at a UK conservatoire. Conceptualizing learning as a social practice situated in a hierarchical social space, the article draws on the theorization of Bourdieu to understand how students are positioned in the conservatoire field and what this means in terms of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes