Julia Brook

Julia Brook

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Publications (23)
Conference Paper
Independent music teaching is steeped in centuries of tradition and engages millions of students worldwide. Nevertheless, the work of independent music teachers has been scarcely noticed as an area worthy of research. Consequently, the purpose of this research study was to ascertain an understanding of the characteristics and professional practices...
Conference Paper
The purpose of the study was to describe the experiences of students, parents, and teachers engaged in one-on-one instrumental or vocal instruction. Three self-report surveys explored parental values, musical progress, the teacher-student relationship, the practice environment, teachers’ views on student self-regulation, students’ practising habits...
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The purpose of this research study was to gain some initial understanding of the characteristics and professional practices of contemporary studio music teachers in preparation for a national survey of Canadian studio music teachers. A survey of closed- and open-ended questions was placed in the con- ference bags at the biennial conference of the C...
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The body of research examining self-regulation in musical practice and instruction has grown extensively over the past two decades. Empirical evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation are more likely to develop strong performance skills and experience fulfillment as musicians. In order to develop the self-regulatory beh...
Conference Paper
The body of research examining self-regulation in musical practice and instruction has grown extensively over the past two decades. Empirical evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation are more likely to develop strong performance skills and experience fulfillment as musicians. In order to develop the self-regulatory beh...
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The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through inter...
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The purpose of the present study was to learn about the characteristics of independent music teachers, their beliefs about music teaching, and their studio practices. A self-report survey included questions about the teachers’ (a) background experiences, (b) pedagogical approaches, (c) use of digital technologies, and (d) professional development p...
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The purpose of the study was to examine types of parental involvement associated with independent music lessons. A self-report survey was designed to explore parent characteristics, parental goals, students’ musical progress, the teacher–student relationship, the practice environment, and parent behaviours during practice sessions. The extent to wh...
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The purpose of the study was to examine students’ experiences of independent music lessons, and to ascertain what factors predicted enjoyment and success, especially those predictors arising from self-regulation learning theory. A self-report survey was used to gather data on student demographics, practising habits, musical skills, achievements, an...
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Even though there are demonstrated benefits of using online tools to support student musicians, there is a persistent challenge of providing sufficient and effective professional development for independent music teachers to use such tools successfully. This paper describes several methods for helping teachers use an online tool called iSCORE, incl...
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Understanding the supports and constraints available in rural communities is integral to the education of professionals who choose to practise in rural settings. Previous research has indicated that many professionals do not have an accurate understanding of rural contexts and how rural settings impact personal life and professional practice. To ad...
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The purpose of the study was to determine how music teachers respond to DREAM, a virtual space for exchanging information about digital learning tools. The research determined how teachers experienced DREAM during beta testing in terms of (a) navigation, (b) search and browse functions, and (c) quality of resources. Data were collected from over 80...
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The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past several decades, while at the same time many practices in the independent music studio remain unchanged and/or under-researched. Compelling evidence indicates that students with high levels of self-regulation experience...
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The purpose of this research study was to explore how one rural elementary music programme deepens students' sense of place. Place-based educational research has explored the implementation of such programme in the areas of social studies and visual arts, however, more research is needed to examine how music education can deepen students' sense of...
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This paper is part of a three-year international study on architecture as pedagogy conducted across publicly funded, purpose-built, and Waldorf schools in Canada, Germany, and Iceland. The article focuses on students' perceptions of the ways in which their schools are designed and furnished. Individual interviews, focus-group interviews, and photog...
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Our paper is a conversation with the implicit and explicit expectations of the academy, namely that as doctoral students we must achieve a high degree of intellectual autonomy and generate new knowledge. We contest the implications of this view of learners and learning – that learners are autonomous intellectual agents, that knowledge is a private...
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This paper captures students’ perceptions of various informal and formal learning spaces in their schools. It is part of a three-year study on architecture and pedagogy examining close to a dozen schools in North America and Europe, aimed to encapsulate the complex relationships between student experience and school design in public, purpose-built,...
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The research reported in the present paper explored the architectural features that help to facilitate opportunities for social interactions in the entryways and foyers of elementary and secondary schools. The sites for the study included six elementary and secondary schools in Canada, Germany, and Iceland. The study used photographs of entryways a...

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