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Popular Music Making and Young People: Leisure, Education and Industry

  This presentation explores concepts of 'leisure' and 'musical activity'
by way of contextualizing the ways in which young people engage with music making as leisure. As such musical activities are often self-directed, self-funded and fuelled principally by the enthusiasm and autodidacticism of participants. The presenter will share qualitative data gathered from interviews with participants of a youth music project in Scotland to highlight the interconnected nature of leisure, education, and industry/commerce and their impact on the musical activity, education, and musical development of young people.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    14 June 2017

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    M1 Music

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    780 Music

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Moir, Z. (2017, June). Popular Music Making and Young People: Leisure, Education and Industry. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Educators Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado



Music, music education,

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