Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
One of the most imposing tasks facing the teacher of beginning instrumental music at the elementary school level is guiding the student to the proper instrument. In many cases the choice has already been made. An instrument may be available in the home, the student may wish to play a particular instrument and will play no other, or parents may insist that a particular instrument be studied. In many other cases, however, these determinants are not present and the music instructor must guide the student to that instrument on which the most success can be expected.
Boatright, Linda D., "Finger size, strength, and flexibility and the effect on the success of sixth-grade beginning clarinet players." (1988). Student Work. 2956.