Australian Journal of Music Education

Articles from No. 1, January

An Engaged Approach to Redesigning a Bachelor of Music Education
Introduction Education degrees are constantly evolving in order to remain relevant and valuable to political priorities and new educational paradigms. This evolution is vital to ensure university qualifications provide the skills and essential attributes...
Cultural Diversity in Australia: Promoting the Teaching and Learning of South African Music
Setting the scene: the Australian context Although this article focuses on the insights of three South African voices on the teaching of African Music in Melbourne (Australia) it is necessary to provide a brief outline of the Australian context...
German Lieder in the Perception of the Modern Australian Listener and/ or Singer: A Survey at the 30th National Liederfest
German Romantic Art Songs The combination of words and music in song lies at the beginning of all music making; each time has entrusted to its songs its most spontaneous emotions, its most fleeting moods and its most secret feelings; thus the song...
Non-Formal Learning: Clarification of the Concept and Its Application in Music Learning
Topics and issues around informal and formal learning/education have been widely discussed by various music educators (Campbell, 1991a, 1991b; Folkestad, 2005, 2006; Green, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008; North & Hargreaves, 2008; Sefton-Green, 2003)....
Parental Support in the Development of Young Musicians: A Teacher's Perspective from a Small-Scale Study of Piano Students and Their Parents
Parents stepping farther There is compelling evidence that the confident and skilled playing of most young performers is supported by caring parents who are committed to help their children along the challenging, yet incredibly fulfilling journey...
Ruth Flockart and Dr Wood: A Crucial Relationship in the Development of Melbourne Methodist Ladies' College Music Program
Introduction Too often we overlook the importance of collegiality and familial support in the work of school music teachers. Influences upon school music programs such as curriculum, funding and social changes are often considered as influential,...
Tabitha's One Teacher Rural School: Insights into the Arts through the Use of a Story Constellation
Introduction This story constellation examines the lived experiences and associated teacher self-efficacy of Tabitha Jones, a third year teacher who is also the principal of a rural one teacher school in Queensland, Australia. It explores her daily...
There's a Fine Line between Pleasure and Pain: Why Students Enrol in Higher Degrees in Music and Music Education
Background After 339 pages, 80,000 words (1 word for every hair loss), 1460 days, 3 wise men, 1 tolerant partner, 1 supportive mother, and heavy medication--I've been awarded my Doctorate of Philosophy. I wouldn't recommend it even to masochists....

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