The influence of informal music education in teacher formation: An autoethnography

Rohan Nethsinghe

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In this paper I explore how my musical background, teaching skills, understanding and knowledge as well as music-making abilities and skills, have formed my current self as musician, teacher and researcher. An autoethnographical method is used to investigate my background, including the different modes of music education I received. From this qualitative study, it was possible to find that my interests along with the methods of interpretations I practice in the field of multicultural music are influenced by and formulated through my appreciation and understandings of and beliefs gained from education. Most importantly, they are shaped by the social context, cultural placing, and life experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalQualitative Report
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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