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

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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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