Journal article

Instrumental Music Educators in a COVID landscape: a reassertion of relationality and connection in teaching practice

Leon de Bruin

Frontiers in Psychology | Frontiers Media | Published : 2021

Abstract

For many countries instrumental music tuition in secondary schools is a ubiquitous event that provides situated and personalized instruction in the learning of an instrument. Opportunities and methods through which teachers operate during the COVID-19 outbreak challenged music educators as to how they taught, engaged, and interacted with students across online platforms, with alarm over aerosol dispersement a major factor in maintaining online instrumental music tuition even as students returned to “normal” face to face classes. This qualitative study investigated the practices employed by instrumental music educators in secondary schools in Melbourne, Australia, analyzing teacher perspectiv..

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