Music instrument teachers in higher education: an investigation of the key influences on how they teach in the studio

Daniel, Ryan, and Parkes, Kelly A. (2017) Music instrument teachers in higher education: an investigation of the key influences on how they teach in the studio. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 29 (1). pp. 33-46.

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In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice tradition. While the literature overviews a long history of the master-apprentice tradition in various fields, there is to date minimal empirical research that specifically evidences the extent to which it is cyclical in nature. This paper reports on survey data from 54 current tertiary educators across four countries who were asked to identify the key influences on how they work within the music studio. The data point not only to the influence of the master-apprentice tradition, but also to the fact that most current educators rely on previous teachers and experiences of teaching to inform their pedagogy.

Item ID: 47681
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1812-9129
Keywords: higher education; music; studio teaching; pedagogy
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 23:09
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