Jane Austin

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Thomas Watson, Paul Power, Claude Frady

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of self-instruction on achievement in elementary school music at the fourth grade level. In order to study this effect, the investigator will seek answers to the following questions:

  1. Which methods of self-instruction are most applicable to children at the fourth grade level?
  2. What concepts are basic to the understanding of music?
  3. What studies have been concluded to define the range of conceptual developments among fourth graders?
  4. What materials and activities are most effective in achieving the desired results based on the above considerations?
  5. Is I.Q. a significant factor in musical achievement in this particular investigation?
  6. Can musical achievement be directly affected by the addition of self-instruction?


Arts and Humanities | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Music | Music Pedagogy | Teacher Education and Professional Development