MARCS Research Meeting - 13 Apr 2021

Event Name MARCS Research Meeting - 13 Apr 2021
Start Date 13th Apr 2021 11:00 am
End Date 13th Apr 2021 12:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

Join us at the next MRM with invited speaker Dr Anthony Chmiel on an online music education program for older adult novices

The meeting will be held on Bankstown campus room 3.G.55

The meeting will also take place via Zoom ID 839 6390 0819. Password marcs

2347030.jpgTopic: The Active Minds Music Ensemble: An online music education program for older adult novices
Speaker: Dr Anthony Chmiel

Music has long been suggested as an effective tool to assist healthy ageing, such as through facilitating social and cognitive skills. However, the majority of prior research on older adult music education is qualitative in nature, and has been limited to a maximum time period of 3 months. This talk will outline the Active Minds Music Ensemble, part of an ARC Discovery Project at MARCS that provides older adult novices aged 65-80 with 12 months of free music lessons. Longitudinal mixed-methods data are collected every 3 months over the education period, as well as for a follow-up period of 6 months. Since March 2020, the entire program has been shifted online. Some of the key questions to be explored are whether or not there are observable differences between the instruments used (keyboard versus iPad app), the specific education focus (learning to reproduce music versus learning to improvise music), and between the face-to-face and online formats.

This will be presented both on Zoom (via our meeting ID above) and in 3.G.55 as part of the back to campus plan

We thank you for your continued attendance at the MRM's and look forward to seeing you again.
MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  Your attendance is both welcomed and expected.

The zoom ID is: 839 6390 0819

Link to zoom