Articles about Elementary School Students

On the Process of Sound Creation: Some Models for Teaching Artistic Creation in Music Using a Soundpainting Project in a French Primary School

Based on the most recent scientific activities in the field of research-creation and creative practice, the purpose of this project is to conceive an innovative transposition of new methodological issues (research-creation; practice as research, or practice-led research) in artistic creation ...

Mindful Music Listening Instruction Increases Listening Sensitivity and Enjoyment
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 48-55

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mindful listening instruction on music listening sensitivity and music listening enjoyment. A pretest-posttest control group design was used. Participants, fourth-grade students (N = 42) from an elementary school in ...

Conceptualizations of Improvisation with Young Instrumentalists: A Literature Review

This paper draws from the current body of research on improvisation, especially improvisation in schools and studies with younger school instrumentalists, and presents a myriad of ways to conceptualize improvisation in the instrumental music classroom. Various studies and methods of ...

The Effects of Musical Ensembles-in-Residence on Elementary Students' Auditory Discrimination and Spatial Reasoning Skills: A Longitudinal Study

The purpose of this longitudinal project was to investigate the effects of a program combining musical ensembles-in-residence with regular classroom music instruction on elementary students' auditory discrimination and spatial intelligence scores. In combination with regular, sequential general music classes as ...

Preservice Music Teacher Perceptions of Mentoring Young Composers: An Exploratory Case Study
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 68-80

Case study techniques were used to investigate perceptions of undergraduate music majors participating as teacher/mentors for elementary students in a university sponsored music composition program. Data included teacher interviews and observation of teacher training and composition mentoring sessions. Teacher perceptions ...

The Challenges of Imitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with Implications for General Music Education
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 13-20

With emphasis on inclusive education, many music teachers interact with children on the autism spectrum within regular classroom settings. Many of these teachers rely on rote learning to teach a variety of musical skills. This creates difficulties for children on ...

Respiratory Muscle Strength, Sound Pressure Level, and Vocal Acoustic Parameters and Waist Circumference of Children With Different Nutritional Status
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 30-35

Objective: Relate respiratory muscle strength (RMS), sound pressure (SP) level, and vocal acoustic parameters to the abdominal circumference (AC) and nutritional status of children. Eighty-two school children aged between 8 and 10 years, grouped by nutritional states (eutrophic, overweight, or ...

Getting Involved
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 2, pp. 36-37

 

Music, Movement, and More
Teaching Music (2016) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 14

Perlmutter features the innovative class in Martinez CA that combines music with physical education. About 20 years ago, John Buschiazzo, the music teacher at John Swett Elementary, joined forces with a physical education teacher when his district stopped funding a ...