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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.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Music and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Music University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1988 Linda D. Boatright.