Stephen Massey, A qualitative enquiry exploring the expectations, needs and experiences of adults engaged in formal music education in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland (MA, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2016)

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 Author:  Massey, Stephen 
 Title:  A qualitative enquiry exploring the expectations, needs and experiences of adults engaged in formal music education in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland 
 Degree, institution:  MA, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick 
 Status, year:  accepted, 2016 
 Volumes, pp.:  1 (91pp.) 
 Supervisor(s):  Gwen Moore 
 Repository:  Mary Immaculate College Library 
 General specialism:  Music Education 
 Content, key terms:  Concepts:
music education
 Abstract: 

This dissertation is a qualitative inquiry that investigates the experiences of a small group of adults who were engaged in formal music education of some form, at the time this research was being conducted in Limerick city, Ireland. The research literature reviewed revealed that although research into music education as it pertains to children is commonplace, research into adult music education, however, is not as prominent. Evidence suggests that adults are highly motivated and self-directed music learners and are more than capable of developing new musical skills as well as enhancing existing ones. Active participation in music education and musical activities has been shown to have various positive benefits for adults including skill development, social enhancement, self-fulfillment and musical identity. Findings suggest that adults engaged in formal music education in Limerick city, Ireland have predominantly reported that their experience was a very positive one.