Attunement Intersubjectivity in One-on-One Instrumental Classes.
Human interactions are the basis of any kind of teaching. In western music, instrumental education still relies mostly on one-to-one classes, either in formal or informal contexts. Perhaps due to the closed environment where these interactions take place, there is little research about the interpersonal features that underlie them.
Phenomenological methodology has been used as a non-intrusive way to study these educational relationships, where significant intersubjective behaviors as attunement moments and turning points were identified. Preliminary analysis of a research in course points to the quality of relationship as the foundation for successful teaching and frequently meaningful for a student’s musical future. This study contributes to clarify the role and importance of relational dynamics in one-on-one instrumental classes.