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Lorenzo de Reizábal, Margarita; Benito Gómez, Manuel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Self-observation has proven to be a powerful medium for personal and professional growth and development. This research makes use of self-observation through video to determine the latent structure that underlies the gestures to be learned and mastered by orchestra conducting students. Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) techniques have been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Nonverbal Communication
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Silverman, Marissa – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to investigate the Montclair State University's West African drum and dance ensemble. Analyses of the data revealed three themes related to individual participants and the "lived reality" of the group as a whole, and to the social-cultural teaching--learning processes involved: spirituality,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Singing, Ethnography
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Conway, Colleen; Hibbard, Shannan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how four experienced music teachers describe their navigation of the micropolitical landscape in their schools. Research questions included: (a) How do the teacher participants describe their strategies used to navigate the political, contextual, and interpersonal landscape of their schools and school…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Inquiry, Personal Narratives
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Barrett, Margaret S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Whilst the role of interactive play, thought and language in children's development has been acknowledged, less is known of the role of interactive play, thought and "music." Children's early music-making is both generative and performative in nature and provides a means by which they engage with self and others. Their independent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Music, Music Education, Child Development
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Custodero, Lori A.; Calì, Claudia; Diaz-Donoso, Adriana – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
This study looks at children's music making in a public setting designed for society writ large. Although known to most children in the city, the subway presents a unique environment, both structurally predictable yet sonically dynamic; it is in continuous transition. Adopting Winnicott's psychoanalytical perspective, we make a case for viewing…
Descriptors: Transportation, Observation, Music, Children
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Voyajolu, Angela; Ockelford, Adam – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
"Sounds of Intent in the Early Years" explores the musical development of children from birth to five years of age. Observational evidence has been utilised together with key literature on musical development and core concepts of zygonic theory (Ockelford, 2013) to investigate the applicability of the original "Sounds of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Problems
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Edgar, Scott N. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this multiple instrumental case study was to explore approaches of four high school instrumental music educators assuming the role of facilitative teacher in responding to challenges affecting the social and emotional well-being of their students. This study utilized the framework of social emotional learning as a lens to view the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Salvador, Karen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Although elementary general music specialists teach students with a variety of exceptionalities every day (Chen, 2007; Hahn, 2010; Hoffman, 2011), many music teacher preparation programs do not adequately address exceptionality (Salvador, 2010). Articles regarding "strategies that work" appear perennially in the professional literature…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Intellectual Disability, Severity (of Disability)
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Barrett, Margaret S.; Bond, Nigel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of the musical and extra-musical outcomes of participation in a music programme for students in four socio-economically disadvantaged school settings. Drawing on the theory of Positive Youth Development, which provides a focus on the positive assets young people bring to their engagement rather than perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Development, Economically Disadvantaged
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Dwyer, Rachael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
There is substantial evidence in the literature to support the claim that teachers' values and beliefs have a powerful effect on their teaching practice, and that these shape students' experiences of music learning. However, little attention has been paid to the forces by which these values and beliefs are shaped, and, more importantly, how more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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Countryman, June – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article, drawing upon fieldwork from a larger project investigating the nature of children's self-chosen musical play, explores instances of play that stumble and either morph into something else or are abandoned altogether. Four vignettes of musical play are described, documented during recess observations at several Canadian elementary…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Music Activities, Vignettes
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Pitts, Stephanie E. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article reports on a year-long project carried out in three UK primary schools, which aimed to understand the expectations and experiences of children participating in a series of workshops delivered by the chamber music organisation, Music in the Round. Through drawings, discussions, questionnaires and observations, the children's developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Workshops, Music Education
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Lum, Chee-Hoo; Stromberg, Dirk; Xueyan, Yang – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research study is an examination of a music artist-teacher's pedagogical approaches and practices in teaching composition to a Year 5 IB (International Baccalaureate) class in a Singaporean specialized arts school. The study is approached as a qualitative case study spanning a 5-month period involving observation and recording…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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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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Pignato, Joseph – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article presents excerpts from a case study describing Angelica Dawson, a New York State music educator. Angelica makes improvisation a central part of her curricula in ways that transcend traditional offerings prevalent in American public schools. Qualitative research methods were used to document Angelica's work over the course of an…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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