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Elders and Music: Empowering Learning, Valuing Life Experience, and Considering the Needs of Aging Adult Learners

William M. Dabback and David S. Smith

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199928019.013.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Elders and Music: Empowering Learning, Valuing Life Experience, and Considering the Needs of Aging Adult Learners

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Evidence suggests that music participation and learning provides meaningful engagement for elders as well as biological, social, and psychosocial benefits. This article examines important threads in aging, music research, and music education practice with regards to the older adult populations. It presents guiding principles of music teaching and learning for older adults, and examples of programs and models from around the world.

Keywords: aging; music research; music education; music teaching

Article.  5187 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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