Journal article

Informing new string programmes: Lessons learned from an Australian experience

Fintan Murphy, Nikki Rickard, Anneliese Gill, Helen Grimmett

BRITISH JOURNAL OF MUSIC EDUCATION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011

Abstract

Although there are many examples of notable string programmes there has been relatively little comparative analysis of these programmes. This paper examines three benchmark string programmes (The University of Illinois String Project, The Tower Hamlets String Teaching Project and Colourstrings) alongside Music4All, an innovative string programme run over three years in five primary schools in regional Australia. The paper discusses difficulties encountered in the Australian experience and gives recommendations for future programmes including allowing adequate time and resources for the planning phase and the importance of ongoing professional development for staff. Copyright © Cambridge Univ..

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