A Study on the Piano Accompaniment Method in Elementary School Teacher Training Courses and Childcare Worker Training Courses
新海, 節 ,
Makoto, SHINKAI ,
藤女子大学人間生活学部保育学科Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Faculty of Human Life Sciences, Fuji Women's University
88 , 2016-03-31
Elementary school teachers, kindergarten teachers and childcare workers often play the piano to accompany students and children singing during choir practice. In this context, piano instruction is usually provided as one of the classes required for an elementary school teacher training course or a childcare worker training course. However, such piano instruction does not seem to have the desired educational effects in classroom settings. There have been many studies on piano accompaniment in relation to elementary school teacher training and childcare worker training courses. In contrast,there have not been many studies on musical expression when playing piano accompaniment. The reason behind this stems from the general public's undervaluation of piano accompaniment. Against this background, this study examines reasons for piano accompaniment being undervalued. Based on the examination, the study explained the importance of musical expression when playing piano accompaniment.