Building Musicianship in the Instrumental Classroom

Robert A. Duke and James L. Byo

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

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

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Building Musicianship in the Instrumental Classroom


This article discusses instrumental teaching in the classroom, devoting special attention to the development of musical expression in young learners. It considers how best to cultivate expressive music-making, focusing on musical communication in children's first experiences with wind and string instruments, a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date.

Keywords: instrumental teaching; instrumental learning; musical instruments; musical expression; wind instruments; string instruments; children

Article.  7738 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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