Music Learning and New Media in Virtual and Online Environments

S. Alex Ruthmann and David G. Hebert

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

 Music Learning and New Media in Virtual and Online Environments

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This article begins with a discussion of the rationales for diversification of musical education environments. It then covers applications of music technology which enable new forms of musical empowerment; online music education environments; a blended/hybrid approach that features some online learning to enhance what is taught in face-to-face settings; online music teacher education; and participatory media and social media musicianship.

Keywords: music education; music learning; online education; face-to-face learning; participatory media; social media; music teacher; teacher education

Article.  7138 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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