An International Perspective on Music Education for Adults

John Drummond

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

An International Perspective on Music Education for Adults


This article examines why and when adults participate in music learning experiences, and what, where, and how they study. Music learning in group settings helps adults attain a high level of personal well-being, both physically and psychologically, as a result of interaction with the music and the social interactions involved. Adults learn music for the same reasons that anyone learns music: to learn more about themselves, and to develop their sense of identity in a familiar or unfamiliar community setting.

Keywords: music education; adult education; music learning; group learning; social interaction

Article.  5533 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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