Musicians as Lifelong Learners: 32 Biographies

Rineke Smilde

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    Within the study ‘Musicians as Lifelong Learners: Discovery through Biography’, biographical research was used to examine key developments in the professional lives of musicians, focusing on the relationship between their life, educational and career span ant their learning styles. This resulted in a collection of 32 narrative learning biographies of musicians from different countries and with various careers. Musicians with a performing career, music pedagogues, and musicians with a portfolio career, who combine different roles within various areas of engagement, are portrayed. The main thread throughout the biographies is the question of how these musicians learn as ‘lifelong learners’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDelft
    Number of pages412
    ISBN (Print)9789059723009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • musicians
    • learning strategies


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