Journal article

Predictors of continued playing or singing - from childhood and adolescence to adult years

T Theorell, A-K Lennartsson, G Madison, MA Mosing, F Ullen

ACTA PAEDIATRICA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: Many individuals play an instrument or sing during childhood, but they often stop later in life. This study surveyed adults representative of the Swedish population about musical activities during childhood. METHODS: We asked 3820 adults (65% women) aged from 27 to 54 from the Swedish Twin Registry, who took extra music lessons to those provided at school, to fill in a web-based questionnaire. Factors analysed were the age they started studying music, the instrument they played, kind of teaching, institution and educational content, number of lessons and perceived characteristics of the lessons, the music environment during their childhood years and their preferred music genre. All vari..

View full abstract