“ MA Distance learning course „
I developed a huge interest in Music Psychology at the age of 14, when I discovered a book by Joh Sloboda in my school library. The interest has stayed with me, but, once I finished my degree, there was no way I could continue with full time, or even part-time residential study. So I took a job in Music teaching, believing I would never be a student again. Then, BINGO, a distance learning course springs up, in my favourite subject, run from Sheffield university. This may seem like a slightly obscure course to be reviewing, unlikely to attract many readers, but actually it is very relevant to anyone involved in any type of music education, either privately or in the classroom. You get to study things such as how we memorise music, performance anxiety, music in special education, etc. So far the course has been fantastic. Obviously, being distance taught, the main concern is support, and this has been tremendous. Lecturers will answer questions sent by E-mail in a relatively short time. And the lectures at the residential weeks (in August and at Easter) are of a very high standard. If you have any interest in music, give this one a serious look.