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International Survey Winners!

Back in October, 2015, the Music Tool Suite project launched a huge international survey of music students, parents, and teachers to find the answers to questions including… What do students find most challenging in terms of practising between lessons? What strategies do they use to become more self-regulated as learners? What kinds of repertoire and Read More

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iSCORE – Alive and Well in the Classroom

“The iSCORE Curriculum Fellows Program is designed for independent music teachers who are interested in radically transforming their pedagogy by integrating iSCORE into their teaching.  iSCORE is a web-based learning portfolio tool created specifically to enhance music teaching and learning.” 2014: For a short time, I considered applying for the Fellowship but, to be candid, Read More

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International Music Survey

In October, 2015, we launched what promises to be the biggest survey to date of students, teachers, and parents involved in studio music instruction for instrument and voice. The survey closes in the spring of 2016. In 2014, we conducted a national survey with students involved in Canada’s Royal Conservatory; now we’re expanding our research Read More

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New book in the CMEA/ACME Biennial Series

Music and Media Infused Lives, edited by Susan O’Neill, explores significant opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities facing learners, educators, researchers, and musicians in today’s digital age. Increasingly affordable, accessible, portable, and interactive forms of digital media technologies are interwoven into the musical practices of our everyday lives, providing opportunities for more people than ever before to Read More

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Questions About Resources

This is the final post in our Frequently Asked Question Series. We’d like to once again thank the thousands of students and teachers who took the time to respond to our surveys.  This post highlights some of the questions people had about resources. Questions About Resources: Q. How can I access concerts? A. It is Read More

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Questions From Survey Respondents

We wish to thank the thousands of studio music teachers, music students, and parents of music students who took time to complete our surveys over the past year. We are grateful to all of you for your willingness to share your perceptions and experiences with us. The last question of each survey invited comments. Many Read More

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Surveys!

The iSCORE research team sent out electronic links to surveys for teachers, parents, and students this past weekend, and we’ve had an amazing response rate so far… many thanks to all of the teachers, parents, and students who have already filled it out. We look forward to hearing from as many people as possible, across Read More