(2012) Music education opportunities for older people: a case study from Macao

in QualitativeBarry Kwok Yeung Lee, Hong Kong Institute of Education

This article describes education and training in music for older people in the Seniors Academy of the Macao Polytechnic Institute. Focused interviews were conducted with students of the Seniors Academy to collect views on provision and on the effects of music education on health and wellness. Findings indicate that the music education programmes offered in the Institute are practical, popular, seem to have substantial social value and are viewed by older people as contributing to a healthy life. However, there is plenty of room for further development. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for the sustainable development of music education for older people in Macao.

International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.2, No. 3, 211–220, September 2012, ISSN: 2044-5458


music education, Seniors Academy, health, well-being, resources

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  • Lee, IJEA Vol 2 No 3.pdf

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