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:
- School Music Participation and Lifelong Arts Engagement (Elpus, 2018)
- Tonal & Metric Variety In Elementary General Music Textbooks (Lange, 2009)
- Male and Female Photographic Representation in 50 years of Music Educators Journal (Kruse, Giebelhausen, Shouldice, & Ramsey, 2015)
- Successful Sight-singing Strategies (Killian & Henry, 2005)
- Adults’ Recognition of Young Children’s Musical Behaviors (Reese, 2013)