The Influence of Beginning Instructional Grade on String Student Enrollment, Retention, and Music Performance

@article{Hartley2009TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Beginning Instructional Grade on String Student Enrollment, Retention, and Music Performance},
  author={L. A. Hartley and A. M. Porter},
  journal={Journal of Research in Music Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={370 - 384}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate three primary variables concerning the starting grade level of beginning string instruction in public schools: (a) initial enrollment, (b) retention data for both the end of the first year and at the seventh-grade year of instruction, and (c) music performance level in the seventh grade. Secondary variables including schedule of instruction, decision makers, grade-level organization, and private lessons also were examined. Research objectives were… Expand
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