The Music Learning and Teaching Contexts
Evidence suggests that music teachers use many strategies that they themselves experienced as students of music, that is, their own past teachers influence how they teach. Some music teachers have positive learning experiences with their own teachers and others experience negative practices. These too can influence how music teachers teach and what they believe to be effective teaching strategies as they know what not to do. This chapter explores how teachers’ beliefs and own experiences strongly influence the how they teach music. Examples from each teacher will be shared in relationship to their perspectives on their own music learning and teaching context.