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Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Stephanie Pitts

Abstract

This book considers the aims and impact of formative musical experiences, evaluating the extent to which music education of various kinds provides a foundation for lifelong involvement and interest in music. The discussion draws upon rich qualitative data, in which over 100 adults with an active interest in music reflect upon the influences and opportunities that shaped their musical life histories. The book addresses the relationship between the claims made for music education, the practice and policy through which those aims are filtered, and recollections of the lived experiences of learnin ... More

Keywords: music education, life history, lifelong learning, musical experience, school music, musical engagement, parents, teachers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199838752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie Pitts, author
University of Sheffield

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