Defining the expert voice teacher: a narrative review of the literature

Fletcher, Heather, Davidson, Jane W., and Krause, Amanda E. (2020) Defining the expert voice teacher: a narrative review of the literature. Australian Voice, 21. pp. 9-21.

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Currently there is no commonly regarded definition of an expert voice teacher. The manner in which an expert voice teacher is characterised is under-researched, with definitions often outlining unique criteria as determined by the researcher themselves. In this article, characterisations of voice teacher expertise have been identified through a narrative literature review of education, music education, and vocal pedagogy research. These characterisations have been synthesised through a summative content analysis in order to devise a comprehensive definition of the expert voice teacher. Findings indicate that voice teacher expertise can be divided into three overarching categories with additional sub-characterisations: 1) Experiential (e.g., performance experience, teaching experience); 2) Relational (e.g., adapt practices to the individual, diagnose vocal problems, effective communication, demonstrate knowledge of vocal function/style); and 3) Outcome-focused (e.g., success of students, quality of teacher's reputation, teacher's student pool). These findings have implications for developing vocal pedagogy training courses in higher education in the twenty-first century as well as ongoing research into the practices of exemplary voice teachers

Item ID: 67416
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-5236
Keywords: expertise, expert voice teacher, master voice teacher, vocal pedagogy, voice teacher training, music psychology, psychology of music, music education
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Copyright Information: © Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 00:33
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360303 Music education @ 70%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology @ 30%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music @ 70%
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