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Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1757-1936
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1944

Abstract

Abstract

Although there is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people’s well-being, little attention has been paid to what constitutes effective leadership of such activities. This research explored perceptions of effective leaders of musical activities with older people. Three case study sites engaged with the research that drew on the views of participants, music leaders and stakeholders in the field through the use of questionnaires, individual interviews, focus group interviews and group work in a consultative conference. Overall, being a ‘good leader’ was thought to involve being knowledgeable, patient, positive, enthusiastic and having a sense of humour in order to create a relaxing atmosphere. Participants indicated that successful facilitators responded to their needs, motivated them and encouraged them to continue participating in the activities through supportive feedback, good pacing of the sessions and focused attention. The findings are discussed in relation to their implications.

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2011-12-01
2024-05-19
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Keyword(s): leadership; music facilitators; older people; seniors pedagogy; teachers
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