Problems in Music Pedagogy

Keep Learning and Keep Playing Your Instrument: An Interview with Gary Garner
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 171-179

What are the differences between being a public school band director and a university band director? I did make up a little chart here in response to the written questions you sent. If typical college freshmen could progress at the ...

Mental Training and Its Use in String Pedagogy
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 145-159

Originally developed in the field of sports psychology, the components of mental training have been used successfully in preparation for musical performance (Green & Gallwey, 2012). Yet, studies often deliberately focus on one particular aspect of mental training--such as mental ...

Opportunities for the Development of Learners' Emotional Sphere and Imaginative Thinking at Music Lessons in Primary Schools
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 129-143

Music stimulates individuals' emotionality and allows them to express feelings more freely, as well as stimulates their self-expression. This becomes especially vital in early adolescence when identity is being developed and young people wish to find their place among the ...

Physiological Features of Developing 6-8-Year-Old Children's Vocal Apparatus
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 119-128

Singing is the leading and one of the most loved children's musical activities. The physiological features of children's development are closely linked to developing coordination between their musical hearing and vocal apparatus. The present article deals with the physiological aspects ...

How Pupils Create Compositions: The Analysis of the Process of Music Creation
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 107-118

In the article the results of the research that sets out to reveal the peculiarities of the creative process of pupils' compositions are presented. Twenty inventories of the creative process of compositions that were submitted for Lithuanian contest of pupils' ...

Seeking for Value-Based Interpretation in Musical Instruction
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 95-105

Quite numerous researches have analyzed how and why children listen to music and what the attitude of the young is to the music that has been listened to. However, the dependence of value-based interpretation on variety of the ways how ...

Specificity of the Development of Musical Memory at Improvisation Lessons
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 81-89

The author interprets the acquisition of the basics of musical improvisation as the formation of skills of applying improvisation techniques in the context of main specific and non-specific factors of improvisation. The research on the basics of musical improvisation was ...

Taking Part: Singers' Perceptions of Two Ethnic Community Choirs
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 67-80

This paper presents the findings from a study which explored a variety of perceptions held by singers who were members of one of two choirs which are associated with two different ethnic communities in the London area; namely the Welsh ...

The Expression of High School Students' Creativity Through Choral Singing
Problems in Music Pedagogy (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 53-65

In this article the results of the research on expression of high school students' creativity in choir containing 25 choir singers are presented. The data analysis of semi-structured interview has shown that students of high school classes express their creativity ...


Problems in Music Pedagogy is an international refereed journal concerned with all aspects of music pedagogy. Topic areas include music teaching/learning process in a new education paradigm context, music learning outcomes, assessment in music pedagogy process, music teaching and learning activities, music teacher competence in the context of sustainable development, music education institutional responses to current trends. The journal is committed to promoting excellence in these fields by providing an international forum for the debate and evaluation of a wide range of music pedagogy issues and professional concerns.The journal aims to publish articles which will contribute to improving theory and practice in the field of music pedagogy.These articles may variously: raise and debate contemporary issues; report on new research; relate new research to theory; relate theory to practice; offer informed comment on contextual and professional matters; describe cases and their implications for a wider field; discuss a historical movement in terms of its relevance to present and future situations.

Publisher Daugavpils University
ISSN (Print) 1691-2721
Indexed 27 articles

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