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:
- Human Resource Professionals’ Perceptions of Music Teacher Candidate Performance on Applicant Prescreening Measures (Shaw, 2019)
- The Association Between Music Aptitude of Elementary Students and Their Biological Parents (Guerrini, 2005)
- Role Stress in the Professional Life of the School Music Teacher (Scheib, 2003)
- The Effect of Movement-based Instruction on Beginning Instrumentalists’ Rhythmic Sight-reading (McCabe, 2006)
- If I Can Be an Athlete, Anyone Can Be a Musician!