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What value is there in knowing about notable music educators from the past?

Heller and Wilson (1982) point out that biography is an important aspect of historical narrative in that it is inspirational and motivational; they also point out that "biography serves not only to provide worthy models, but also to cast notables of the past in accurate, life-like (and therefore replicable) human models of behaviour".

(Reference: Heller, G.N. & Wilson, B.D. (1982), 'Historical Research in Music Education: A Prolegomenon', Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education 69, 1-20.)


To access the portraits, biographical summaries and downloadable articles about notable nineteenth and twentieth century Australian music educators, please click on the name below to take you to the selected music educator.

  • Walter Bonwick - Victoria (in preparation)

 

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