Teaching and Creating Music: Lived Experiences of Music Educators Throughout One Year of a Global Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic affected educators around the world. The purpose of the study was to examine music educators' stress and stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic. We previously examined these factors with participants approximately one year into the pandemic from March to May 2021 (Koner et al., 2022). The current study explored these same music educators' stressors one year later, from March to April 2022, specifically exploring the research questions: (1) how do music educators describe the impact on their students’ learning and creating music through the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) how have music educators professionally navigated an academic school year through a global pandemic? We analyzed data through open coding (Gibbs, 2007), which yielded the themes of logistics, student engagement, student behavior, and administrative expectations. The findings suggest that music educators have a continued need for support from their peers and colleagues, parents and guardians, administrators, and the professional community. Implications for future research are also discussed.
Koner, Karen; Gee, Jennifer; and Borden, Brianne
"Teaching and Creating Music: Lived Experiences of Music Educators Throughout One Year of a Global Pandemic,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 42, Article 3.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol42/iss1/3