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Guitar Tuition in Australian Universities


Impact of Contemporary Music Pedagogies
Confirmation of candidature presentation by Daniel Lee

Start Date

5th Jul 2017 2:00pm

End Date

5th Jul 2017 2:45pm


Education Video Conference Rooms:

  • Launceston: NH.A221c.Video
  • Hobart: SB.Hytten325.Video
  • The Conservatorium Hobart: Con413.Video
  • Cradle Coast: CC.A119.Video

Music educators are encouraged by researchers to periodically appraise the function of music education in society and the effectiveness, and appropriateness, of pedagogical approaches being used. Music is a meaningful symbol of culture and it has been demonstrated that music education practices have a real impact on local music cultures. It has also been shown that guitar students, and students of Contemporary Popular Music (CPM), have specific needs not common to other instruments and genres. It has now been three decades since the first CPM course was offered at a university in Australia. Record sales figures in Australia, and globally, for guitars in 2016 and a rapidly changing music Industry prompt an urgent call for appraisal of pedagogical practices in this sector. Research conducted into curriculum content and pedagogical approaches adopted by Australian universities to deliver guitar programs in CPM courses will allow for analysis from a national perspective. Insight gained could then be used to inform future strategies for curriculum and program development in relation to these issues of guitar and CPM specific pedagogy and cultural impact in the twenty first century. These strategies would give Australian universities the opportunity to become recognized as being pro-active to cultural developments of the local music industry and help develop an internationally valued Australian voice in the global guitar community