Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

First Committee Member

Eugenie Burkett

Number of Pages

110

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the training of non-string teachers who teach strings in Nevada secondary schools, as well as their approach to first-year string teaching issues. Sixty current string and non-string teachers across Nevada voluntarily responded to the survey portion of this study. Two non-string teachers teaching strings in Nevada and two string professors were chosen for the interview portion of this study. Results found that fewer non-string teachers were required to take string methods class than string teachers. Fewer non-string teachers compared to string teachers thought their string methods class was applicable to their first year of teaching strings. String professors expected that non-string music education majors possess skills that would enable them to play well enough to get them through a typical first year. Data from this study also showed that non-string teachers can become successful string teachers if they pursue assistance experienced string teachers.

Keywords

Examination; Issues; String; Strings; Teachers; Teaching; Ethno-nationalism

Controlled Subject

Music; Music--Instruction and study

File Format

pdf

File Size

2.66 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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