a movement-based approach to instrumental music learning & teaching
This project is my postdoctoral research. Here I develop a [practice & research]-based pedagogical framework for the integration of creative movement in the instrumental music classroom.
To develop practical knowledge and experience, I have given numerous workshops in heterogeneous (e.g., clarinet) and mixed (e.g. string orchestra) groups. I believe this practical work is essential to developing good research.
In 2021, I conducted a study on MiMe in distance learning (publications forthcoming).
Currently, I'm doing a study with 5-year-olds, learning to play the DooD (a child version of the clarinet).
In collaboration with the University of Groningen, several MA students are working on this approach.
Publications: Nijs, 2019; Nijs, Fortuna & Grinspun (in review).
This work is also strongly related to the work I do together with Prof. dr. Melissa Bremmer (Amsterdam) on embodimennt in music teaching and learning (Bremmer & Nijs, 2022, 2021; Nijs & Bremmer, 2019)
Keywords: musical creativity, bodily freedom, multimodal learning