Kim Burwell

BMus Stream Convenor for Music Pedagogy; Postgraduate Research Convenor (Admissions)
Senior Lecturer

My research and teaching are related to musical performance and studio pedagogy.  

My 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).  I have also published research studies investigating teaching and student behaviour in instrumental lessons, and student approaches to individual practice.

After completing my first degree in Australia, I studied piano with Ronald Smith in the UK, and performed particularly as an accompanist and chamber musician, in UK, Canada and the Middle East. With further degrees in composition and performance, I completed my PhD with a thesis investigating instrumental teaching and learning in Higher Education. As a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, I established and led undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music performance and pedagogy, before coming to UNSW to establish the specialist BMus pathway in music studio teaching.  

 

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, 2020, 'Authoritative discourse in advanced studio lessons', Musicae Scientiae, pp. 102986491989608 - 102986491989608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864919896085
2020
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, 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, 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