Feedback in Music Performance Teaching

Gary E. McPherson*, Jennifer Blackwell, John Hattie

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this article is to provide one prominent perspective from the research literature on a conception of feedback in educational psychology as proposed by John Hattie and colleagues, and to then adapt these concepts to develop a framework that can be applied in music performance teaching at a variety of levels. The article confronts what we see as a lack of understanding about the importance of this topic in music education and provides suggestions that will help music teachers refocus how they use feedback within their teaching. Throughout the article, we draw heavily on the work of John Hattie and his colleagues whose explanations on all facets of feedback, but especially those forms of feedback that are focused on ensuring students understand “where to next”—have had a huge impact on school education through various publications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number891025
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
StatePublished - Jun 20 2022


  • autonomy
  • feedback
  • music performance
  • performance teaching
  • self-regulated learning
  • visible learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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