Music facilitation for promoting well-being through the lifecourse

Maria Varvarigou, Lee Willingham, Vicky Abad, Johnny M L Poon

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A growing body of research is concerned with how lifelong music learning and participation in community contexts may support well being and quality of life. Research focused on how non-formal community music learning and participation can be supported and facilitated is more limited. This article sets out three case study examples of the ways in which facilitators of music learning in diverse community contexts (including the home) can be supported and trained. Following these examples, a model for music facilitation is presented and discussed, highlighting key tools for supporting active music-making across the lifecourse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-101
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Community Music
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

User-Defined Keywords

  • higher education
  • informal and non-formal learning
  • lifecourse
  • music early learning programme
  • music facilitation
  • service learning
  • well being


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