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|Title:||Why choose music? A study in parental motivation toward formal music learning and the cultural beliefs regarding its benefits.|
benefits of music
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to examine the motivations of parents when choosing to engage their children in formal music learning, whilst exploring the cultural beliefs regarding its benefits. The study was conducted in two phases, including questionnaire distribution and a case study, involving the analysis of both numerical and verbal data. The results present four themes that emerged throughout the data collection process. These include parental opinions regarding music and academic ability, being a good parent (including aspects of opportunity and parental musical experience), the importance of a child’s right to choose their own experiences, and the influence of a love of music. The results are indicative of a particular sample only, and there are numerous implications for future research. Results contribute to the growing literature regarding parental motivation toward formal music learning, and the importance of the role of the parent in a child’s musical experience.|
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