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Attunement Intersubjectivity in One-on-One Instrumental Classes.,
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Nuno Arrais

Attunement Intersubjectivity in One-on-One Instrumental Classes.

Research Paper – Sunday 26th September – 11:00-11:30 (CEST)

Nuno Arrais

BIOGRAPHY

Nuno Arrais is Invited Teacher at the Music Department/ILCH – Universidade do Minho and Double Bass Teacher at Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian de Braga, Portugal. With more than twenty years of experience at all levels and types of music schools, he is regularly invited to give masterclasses around the country and abroad.
He is a research member of the Group of Education and Human Development at CESEM/FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, studying the role of human relationships in instrumental teaching and learning. He has contributed to several publications in the Education and Psychology of Music field and as editor at ESTA.pt for the magazine Cordas.

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.