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Musical learning, social psychology of music, qualitative research methodology

Research Interests

Musical learning, community music, co-creation, healthy ageing, ethnography

Education/Academic qualification

Music, Master of Arts, Ghent University

Music, Master of Arts, University of Jyväskylä

External positions

PhD student, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2012 2018

The effect of music on postoperative recovery in older patients: a systematic review

van der Wal - Huisman, H., Dons, K., Smilde, R., Heineman, E. & van Leeuwen, B. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of geriatric oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Inquisitive learning as a basis for instrumental teaching: an essay on four underpinning principles of the Prince Claus Conservatoire’s instrumental teacher education

Stolte, T. & Dons, K. 2016 Lifelong Learning in Music in Groningen: a Liber Amicorum for Peter Mak. Hanzehogeschool Groningen, 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Activities 2011 2017

RW curated by Professor Helena Gaunt

Dons, K. (Speaker)
4 Jul 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Visit Secretary of State Van Rijn

Dons, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Oral presentation

Arts, Wellbeing and Health

Dons, K. (Participant)
4 Jun 2015

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

4th International Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2015

Dons, K. (Participant)
26 Feb 20151 Mar 2015

Activity: Participation in conference