Music Teachers: Who are they anyway?
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Being a music teacher requires a range of knowledge, skills and attributes of a kind that no other profession demands. Specifically, music teachers question whether they are primarily musicians or teachers, or whether they take on another coalesced persona. This persona is, in turn, related to the acquisition of musical and pedagogical skills, and to the timeframe for the development of these skills. In this paper, teachers discuss their backgrounds in music and education, their perceptions of themselves as musicians and teachers and their roles in the workplace. As they comment on who they are, they raise questions as to what needs to be "taught" in music teacher preparation courses, and where, when and how the required knowledge, skills and attributes are acquired.
Australian Kodaly Journal
Copyright 2010 Australian Kodaly Bulletin. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified