Journal article

Student Vitality, Teacher Engagement, and Rapport in Studio Music Instruction

Jennifer Blackwell, Peter Miksza, Paul Evans, Gary E McPherson

Frontiers in Psychology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Vitality is the feeling of being alive, vigorous, and energetic, and is an important indicator of overall motivation and wellbeing. Studio music instruction holds rich potential for creating feelings of vitality through close relationships, the potential for developing skills, and a shared endeavor of artistic expression. But they also have the potential to deplete vitality – through controlling teaching, a poor quality relationship, or harsh criticism from the teacher. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships among student and teacher behavior, rapport, and students’ experiences of subjective vitality in the context of university-level applied performance lessons. Particip..

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Awarded by Australian Government through an Australian Research Council

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by the Australian Government through an Australian Research Council (Grant No. DP150103330). This study was part of a larger study funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP-150103330) held by PM, PE, and GM.