Characterising one-to-one conservatoire teaching: Some implications of a quantitative analysis
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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."
Music Education Research
© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Music education research, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2013, Pages 357-368. Music education research is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology