Distance Learning Music Education

An Overview of History, Literature, and Current Trends

  • Jody Neal Blake, Ed.S. M.M. Auburn University
Keywords: online music education, distance learning, music online learning, music education


Online learning is a term instantly recognizable in today’s modern higher education system. In a world where entire degrees can be earned via the internet, distance music programs are coming to fruition faster than ever before. Past studies have examined online distance learning in music education (e.g. Barry, 2003; Groulx & Hernly, 2010; Walls, 2008); however, few recent studies have explored current trends (Johnson, 2017b). This paper explores the historical foundations of music education distance learning, reviews the relevant literature, and discusses current trends in online distance learning for music and music education.

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