What influences children’s choice of musical instrument?

Lynn, Katie (2017) What influences children’s choice of musical instrument? The STeP Journal (Student Teacher Perspectives), 4 (4). pp. 42-51.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to focus on improving instrumental tuition retention by considering what influences children’s musical instrument choices through an action research project which involved surveying, interviewing and providing sound clips for groups of children in Year 2 and Year 6. The project was undertaken in a Primary School in X, United Kingdom. I researched children’s preferred choice of musical instrument and the reason(s) for this choice. The main group of children involved in the study had yet to begin instrumental tuition which was provided free by the local council. Contrasts were made with another group of children who had been given an opportunity to choose from three instruments for free tuition. The findings explore the effects which influence instrument choice and how this information could improve the number of students continuing with instrumental tuition at a post-primary level.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The STeP Journal (Student Teacher Perspectives)
Publisher: University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Additional Information: Katie Lynn is a student at the University of East London, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 16:25
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3395

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