Lifelong learning for professional musicians

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In order to meet the challenges of rapidly changing cultural life in the twenty-first century, professional musicians need to be lifelong learners, drawing on a wide range of knowledge and skills. To be succesful in a variety of roles, they require a reflective and responsive attitude to change. This chapter addresses the concept and meaning of lifelong learning among professional musicians, as well as the ways institutions and teachers can facilitate attitudes and capacities for lifelong learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpecial needs, community music, and adult learning
Subtitle of host publicationan Oxford handbook of music education
EditorsGary E. McPherson, Graham F. Welch
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press (New York)
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • music
  • musicians
  • lifelong learning

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