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An evaluation of children?s instrumental learning in the Every Child a Musician (ECaM) programme
  • Publication Type:
    Conference
  • Authors:
    Welch G, Saunders J, Himonides E
  • Publication date:
    07/2014
  • Pagination:
    321, 335
  • Name of conference:
    25th International Seminar on Research in Music Education
  • Conference place:
    Jo�o Pessoa, Para�ba
Abstract
The paper reports on a research evaluation of children?s instrumental learning in the opening two years of a new programme, Every Child a Musician (ECaM). The ECaM programme provides free instrumental tuition for all children aged 9+ for three years living in an area of East London, UK. In the past academic year 2012-2013, over 10,000 children have participated. Data are reported on instrumental tutors? assessment of children?s learning in terms of key variables that relate to instrumental choice, age, ethnicity and sex, as well as on how the ECaM-derived data compare with official measures of academic development in reading, writing and mathematics for a sub-set of the same children.
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