Music must have a place in everyone’s life; it is an ordinary experience for all. Historically significant musicians, including composers Carl Orff, Paul Hindemith, Zoltan Kodaly, and Percy Grainger agreed that music had to have a place in everyone’s life (Boonshaft 2002; Morita 2011). From the recreation perspective, as indicated from Lackey (1997), friction exists as teachers attempt to protect their professional status and training. She discovered that there is a common thought among artists that schools cannot do all critical work that is needed, and that others involved in the artistic process contribute to the learning. Lackey’s research demonstrates perspectives of separate endeavors through non-school agencies, as well as the collaborative effort of schools and community agencies toward improved teaching and learning.
Boonshaft, P. (2002), Teaching Music With Passion. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications.
Lackey, L. (1997), ‘Pedagogies of leisure: considering community recreation centres as contexts for art education and art experience’, Ph.D. dissertation, Canada: The University of British Columbia.
Morita, Patsy. (nd), Pandora Internet radio. http://www.pandora.com/music/composer/Percy+Grainger Accessed 21 April 2011.