Kim Burwell

BMus Stream Convenor for Music Pedagogy
Senior Lecturer

Kim Burwell is a pianist and teacher, whose research is focused on areas related to musical performance and studio teaching.  After completing her first degree in Australia, she studied piano with Ronald Smith in the U.K., where she performed particularly as an accompanist and chamber musician, and where she lectured at Canterbury Christ Church University.  With further degrees in composition and performance, she completed her PhD with a thesis investigating instrumental teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Her monograph, Studio-based instrumental learning, was published in 2012 by Ashgate, as part of the Psychology of Music series sponsored by the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE).  She has also published research studies investigating teaching and student behaviour in instrumental lessons, and student approaches to individual practice.

Subject areas
lensMusic

Publications

Books
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Burwell K, 2016, Studio-based instrumental learning, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315611167
2016
Burwell K, 2012, Studio-based instrumental learning, Ashgate, Farnham
2012
Book Chapters
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Burwell K; Young V; Pickup D, 2004, 'The dynamics of the instrumental tutorial.', in Hunter D (ed.), How am I doing? Valuing and rewarding learning in musical performance in higher education, edn. 1, University of Ulster, Ulster, pp. 22 - 33
2004
Journal articles
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Burwell K, 2019, 'Issues of dissonance in advanced studio lessons', Research Studies in Music Education, vol. 41, pp. 3 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1321103X18771797
2019
Burwell K; Carey G; Bennett D, 2019, 'Isolation in studio music teaching: The secret garden', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, vol. 18, pp. 372 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474022217736581
2019
Burwell K, 2018, 'Coaching and feedback in the exercise periods of advanced studio voice lessons', Orfeu, vol. 3, pp. 11 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.5965/2525530403012018011
2018
Burwell K, 2017, 'Feeling and thinking about studio practices: Exploring dissonance in semi-structured interviews with students in higher education music', British Journal of Music Education, vol. 34, pp. 189 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051716000474
2017
Burwell K, 2016, '“She did miracles for me”: An investigation of dissonant studio practices in higher education music', Psychology of Music, vol. 44, pp. 466 - 480, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0305735615576263
2016
Burwell K, 2016, 'Dissonance in the studio: An exploration of tensions within the apprenticeship setting in higher education music', International Journal of Music Education, vol. 34, pp. 499 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0255761415574124
2016
Burwell K, 2013, 'Apprenticeship in music: a contextual study for instrumental teaching and learning', International Journal of Music Education, vol. 31, pp. 276 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0255761411434501
2013
Burwell K; Shipton M, 2013, 'Strategic approaches to practice: an action research project', British Journal of Music Education, vol. 30, pp. 329 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051713000132
2013
Burwell K, 2012, 'Rich transcription. Exploring lesson interactions in higher education music.', Scientia paedagogica experimentalis, vol. 47, pp. 305 - 331
2012
Burwell K; Shipton M, 2011, 'Performance studies in practice: an investigation of students' approaches to practice in a university music department.', Music Education Research, vol. 13, pp. 255 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2011.603041
2011
Burwell K, 2006, 'On musicians and singers. An investigation of different approaches taken by vocal and instrumental teachers in higher education.', Music Education Research, vol. 8, pp. 331 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14613800600957479
2006
Burwell K, 2005, 'A degree of independence: teachers’ approaches to instrumental tuition in a university college.', British Journal of Music Education, vol. 22, pp. 199 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0265051705006601
2005
Young V; Burwell K; Pickup D, 2003, 'Areas of study and teaching strategies in instrumental teaching. A case study research project.', Music Education Research, vol. 5, pp. 139 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461380032000085522
2003