Characterising one-to-one conservatoire teaching : Some implications of a quantitative analysis

Carey, Gemma Marian, Bridgstock, Ruth, Taylor, Peter, McWilliam, Erica, & Grant, Catherine (2013) Characterising one-to-one conservatoire teaching : Some implications of a quantitative analysis. Music Education Research, 15(3), pp. 357-368.

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Despite the significant recent growth in research relating to instrumental, vocal and composition tuition in higher education, little is known about the diversity of approaches that characterise one-to-one teaching in the Conservatoire, and what counts as optimal practice for educating 21st-century musicians. Through analysis of video-recorded one-to-one lessons that draws on a ‘bottom up’ methodology for characterising pedagogical practices (Taylor, 2012; Taylor et al, 2012), this paper provides empirical evidence about the nature of one-to-one pedagogy in one Australian institution. The research aims (1) to enable a better understanding of current one-to-one conservatoire teaching; and (2) to build and improve upon existing teaching practice using authentic insights gained through systematic investigation. The authors hope the research will lead to a better understanding of the diversity and efficacy of the pedagogical practice within the specific context in which the study was conducted, and beyond, to Conservatoire pedagogy generally.

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ID Code: 61755
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Music teaching, studio pedagogy, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2013.824954
ISSN: 1461-3808
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Music Education Research, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2013, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2013 00:35
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2014 05:08

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