Journal article

Role of parents in the development of a professional classical musician

K Burland, J Davidson

Staps | Published : 2004


There are many elements considered vital in the development of any skill: practice, motivation, and the role of significant others - in particular teachers, peers and family. Music research suggests that parents, in particular have a key role in the initiation of musical activities and the development of music listening and practice habits. But, the existing music research focuses on early development from infancy to adolescence, giving little consideration to how the musician continues to develop after they leave formal education. The current paper focuses specifically on the musician's transition from training to entering the profession, and will report findings from two pieces of research..

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