Lifelong Learning for Professional Musicians

Rineke Smilde

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Lifelong Learning for Professional Musicians

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This article explores the meaning of lifelong learning for professional musicians. It identifies three interrelated incentives that serve as anchors for musicians' self-identity throughout their lives: informal music-making; improvisation; and high-quality performance. It discusses how institutions and teachers can facilitate attitudes and capacities for lifelong learning. It concludes with recommendations for implementing lifelong learning in the education of professional musicians.

Keywords: lifelong learning; professional musicians; music learning; personal development; professional development; music education

Article.  5267 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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