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Music education in aged care: Positive ageing through instrumental music learning

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posted on 2023-09-10, 09:40 authored by ELLINA ZIPMAN
Ellina Zipman is a music education researcher. Ellina examined the place of education for older learners in residential care facilities through a program of piano lessons. By giving weekly piano lessons for 12 months to two participants of aged care facilities, this research project discovered that passion was at the heart of participants engagement in piano lessons and self-initiated piano practice. Their passion was supported by continuous participation, continuous learning and psychological resources. The study advocates bringing continuous learning resources to residents of aged care facilities, as learning new skills benefits their wellbeing and contributes to their quality of life.


Principal supervisor

Helen Lee Grimmett

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Education