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Haddon, Elizabeth – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This qualitative research presents data relating to eight amateur pianists who completed a 10-week Piano Performance course for lifelong learners at the University of York, UK. This article discusses the development of learning through the impact of group participation, challenges faced by learners and pedagogical strategies used by the leader to…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Performance, Lifelong Learning
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Pitt, Jessica; Hargreaves, David – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Children's Centres are widespread in England and comprise multi-professional staff teams seeking to work with families with children aged 0-5 years. Although parent-child group music sessions appear frequently in Children's Centre activity programmes, the rationale for their inclusion remains unclear. This article presents the results from phase…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Music Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Child Care Centers
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Long, Marion – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
A substantial proportion of children underachieve in reading (Brooks & Tough, 2006; Doubek & Cooper, 2007; Tymms & Merrill, 2007). This paper builds on the existing evidence base for the link between reading and rhythm, presenting findings of an investigation into a rhythm-based music intervention. Following participation in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Children, Language Rhythm
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Ilari, Beatriz – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
"Concerted cultivation" has been described as a common, urban middle-class practice concerning the enrollment of children in a variety of age-specific activities that may promote the learning of valuable life skills as well as the development of individual abilities (Lareau, 2003). Music is one such activity. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Activities