Lifelong learners in music; research into musicians’ biographical learning

Rineke Smilde

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    This article considers four learning biographies from professional musicians. Each musician holds a different portfolio career and is from a different age category. The key questions I ask are: "How does one learn as a musician?", "What knowledge, attitudes, values and artistic skills are necessary to function effectively and creatively as a contemporary musician?", and "What is the necessary framework of lifelong learning in music education?" My findings are analysed in the light of lifelong learning for musicians with a focus toward teaching and learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-252
    JournalInternational Journal of Community Music
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2008


    • lifelong learning
    • biography
    • learning biographies
    • teaching and learning


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