Our mission is to explore and discuss the most recent and relevant research that could assist instrumental and vocal teachers.
I have been a key player in setting up this initiative in ISME, which began officially in 2010, and am currently its Chair. This has involved leading on the development of a 5-year strategic plan, and planning the structure of the Forum's engagement in ISME's next world conference, July 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, along with ISME's Executive Board.
The Forum views the opportunity for all persons, young and old, to learn an instrument or to sing, as an enrichment of the quality of life. It holds as a central value the dignity of the profession of instrumental and vocal music teaching. It is designed to reflect equally the general areas of individualized or group instruction in keyboard, wind, string and percussion instruments, and voice.
The vision for the Forum is:
To investigate methods and practices of teaching instrumental or vocal students in the diverse contexts of global music making; and to explore and discuss the most recent relevant research that could assist instrumental/vocal teachers.
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