All human beings are born with the potential to be musical, and our lives are enriched through musical engagement. We may not all end up professional musicians, but we can all enjoy engaging with and making music in our daily lives. The purpose of this website is to contribute to the conversation about music learning, music teaching, and music education research and to apply these ideas in practical ways, with the goal of helping people to have more positive and fulfilling musical experiences in their day-to-day lives.
Recent posts on the “Research to Real Life: Practical Applications of Music Education Research for Teachers” blog:
- Who Enrolls in High School Music? (Elpus & Abril, 2019)
- Singing Ability, Musical Self-concept, and Future Music Participation (Demorest, Kelley, & Pfordresher, 2017)
- The Influence of Beginning Instructional Grade on String Student Enrollment, Retention, and Performance (Hartley & Porter, 2009)
- Developing a Culturally Responsive Mind-Set in Elementary General Music (Kelly-McHale, 2019)
- Facilitating Music Learning for Students with Special Needs (Gerrity, Hourigan, & Horton, 2013)