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Lesser, Andrew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Research concerning men working in predominantly female environments has suggested that stereotyping can occur when gender norms are violated, such as men teaching at the elementary school level. The present study investigated the presence and perspectives of male elementary school music teachers in specific geographical regions of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Males, Teacher Attitudes, Music
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Oare, Steve – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This multiple case study examined six adolescent band students engaged in self-directed practice. The students' practice sessions were videotaped. Students provided verbal reports during their practice and again retrospectively while reviewing their video immediately after practice. Students were asked to discuss their choice of practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle School Students, Music Activities, Music Education
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Nelson, Kent Peter; Hourigan, Ryan M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Many of the characteristics of dyslexia--such as difficulties with decoding written symbols, phonemic awareness, physical coordination, and readable handwriting--may adversely affect music learning. Despite challenges, individuals with dyslexia can succeed in music. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of five professional…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Dyslexia, Learning Strategies
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Conway, Colleen; Palmer, C. Michael; Edgar, Scott; Hansen, Erin – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This study examined our perceptions as a music education professor and three PhD students as we conducted a self-study of our individual and collective experiences teaching graduate students. We framed our work around the key question: How do PhD students describe experiences specifically in relation to perceived potential as teachers of graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Riley, Holly; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Libera, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the potential of LOw LAtency (LOLA), a low latency audio visual technology designed to allow simultaneous music performance, as a distance learning tool for musical styles in which synchronous playing is an integral aspect of the learning process (e.g., jazz, folk styles). The secondary purpose was…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Distance Education, Audiovisual Aids
Buonviri, Nathan O. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Based on the needs for viable melodic dictation strategies and thoughtful approaches to teaching prerequisite skills, the central research question guiding this qualitative study was as follows: What strategies do dictation takers describe having used on successfully completing a standard melodic dictation? Six sophomore music majors, recommended…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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Vasil, Martina – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate fourth-grade students' extrinsic motivators for joining and continuing in a school instrumental music program. Three research questions were investigated: (a) What extrinsic motivators have influenced fourth-grade students' initial interest and continuing participation in an instrumental music program?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Enrollment, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Luebke, Linda – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Music education leadership in public schools has often been the responsibility of a department chair or a district music supervisor. Nevertheless, budget constraints have forced districts to consolidate supervisory positions, frequently eliminating district chairs in music and the arts among other curricular areas. Without a strong advocate at the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Instructional Leadership, Music Teachers
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Oare, Steve – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to describe the decision-making processes of novice band students while engaged in individual practice. Five seventh- through ninth-grade students were videotaped while practicing and subsequently interviewed using retrospective verbal protocol. Students were asked to discuss the goals they had while practicing, their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Kruse, Nathan B. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore middle school and high school band students' perceptions of two ongoing school-university partnerships. Interviews and focus group interviews were conducted with school students to capture their unique perspectives and to support the tenets of formative and action research designs. Findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Action Research, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Musicians
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Cooper, Shelly C.; Hamann, Donald L.; Frost, Robert – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
Musicians have recognized that physical problems often accompany playing, yet examinations of performance-related injuries and medical problems remain relatively new. The type of instrument played can affect musicians' pain-related problems as well as physical stature. The focus of this study was to determine whether physical intervention--easily…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Attitudes, Intervention, Pain
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Delaney, Diane W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
A qualitative study was completed to identify and study the content of selected elementary general music teachers' evaluations of their own instruction and the instruction of another elementary general music teacher. Participants represented a variety of educational backgrounds and teaching experience: Teacher A (9 years teaching Grades 4-6 at…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Sweet, Bridget – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to learn about the perceptions of singing and participation in choir of the author's eighth grade choir students. Specific areas of focus included insight on why the eighth grade boys sing and enjoy singing, perceptions of singing in a daily choir class, and perceptions of singing in an auditioned…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Singing, Participant Observation, Difficulty Level
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Christensen, Stephanie E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
This qualitative collective case study examined the practice strategies of two eighth-grade instrumentalists. Participants included two student-parent pairs from the author's school district. Data were obtained through interviews and videotaped practice sessions. Results are presented according to two main themes: practice description versus…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Drills (Practice)
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Eros, John – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2008
Choice of instrument is among the most important factors in determining the course of a student's music education. Instrument selection can be a lengthy process accomplished through a variety of factors. The stereotyping of instruments by gender can, unfortunately, be one of those factors. The association of gender with particular instruments can…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues
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