Commentary: Music Learning and Teaching During Adolescence: Ages 12–18

Gary Spruce and Oscar Odena

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Commentary: Music Learning and Teaching During Adolescence: Ages 12–18

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This article focuses on music teaching and learning during the adolescent years by identifying and exploring key issues, concepts, and debates that particularly impact on, or are significant for, the musical experiences and development of young people during this period of their lives. A number of key themes emerge from the discussions that cause us to question assumptions about the role of music in the lives of adolescents, including how young people use and relate to music, and the way music educators can best meet the challenges of addressing young people's musical and wider needs in the range of contexts in which their musical learning and experiences take place.

Keywords: music education; music learning; music teaching adolescents; music educators

Article.  1812 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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