Citation: Nielsen, Klaus. (2006, June 17). Apprenticeship at the Academy of Music.
International Journal of Education & the Arts, 7(4). Retrieved [date] from
Inspired by studies of apprenticeship and theories of situated learning, this
study argues that learning should be understood in relation to ongoing social
practice. Using interview material and participant observation studying piano
studentsí learning at the Academy of Music in Aarhus, it describes how
transparency and access to the music culture at the Academy are important
for the piano studentsí learning processes. In particular, two ways of learning
are described: learning by imitation and learning by performance. In both
these ways the learning process involves and is organised around becoming a
member of the musical culture and developing an identity as a musician.