Dr Andrea Creech

    • PhD
    • Researcher to the Dean of FPS
    • Lecturer, Post Compulsory PGCE
      Module Leader (TLHPE)
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  • Department:
  • Summary:
    • I have extensive experience as a professional musician, music educator and researcher. I have worked on a number of funded research projects concerned with music education, parenting and pupil behaviour and attainment. My special research interests are musical development across the lifespan and interpersonal relationships in teaching and learning.
  • Teaching:
    • TLHPE:
      • Assessing Learning
      • Learning in Small Groups
      • One to one instrumental and vocal teaching
      • Small Group and Ensemble teaching

      MA Lifelong Learning:
      • Learning and Teaching for Adults
      • The design, conduct and evaluation of educational and social research

      Doctoral School:
      • Quantitative Analysis
  • Research:
  • Professional Activities:
    • Member of BPS Education Section
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Creech, A., Hallam, S., Pincas, A., Gaunt, H., Varvarigou, M., & McQueen, H. (2011 (6-9 July)). Music for life: Promoting social engagement and well-being in older people through community supported participation in musical activities. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology, Plymouth, UK

      Creech, A., Hallam, S., Gaunt, H., Pincas, A., Varvarigou, M. & McQueen, H. (2011). Promoting social engagement and well being in older people through community supported participation in musical activities . Paper presented at the Leading Music Education International Conference, 29th May to 1st June, 2011, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

      Creech, A. (2010). The role of interpersonal interaction in supporting progression in instrumental learning. Paper presented at the 11th International conference on music perception and cognition, Seattle, USA
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • UK: music education; pupil behaviour and attendance; alternative curricula.
      Canada: music education
  • Languages Spoken:
    • French (intermediate)
  • Languages Written:
    • French (intermediate)
  • Research Students:
    • My research interests for PhD supervision include music education; parenting; pupil behaviour and attainment; musical development across the lifespan; interpersonal relationships in teaching and learning.
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  • Hallam, S., & Creech, A. (Eds.) (2010) Music education in the 21st century in the United Kingdom: Achievements, analysis and aspirations. London: Institute of Education.
  • Creech, A., & Gaunt, H. 'The changing face of individual instrumental tuition: Value, purpose and potential' G. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), Oxford handbook of music education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Creech, A. (2009) 'The role of the family in supporting learning' S. Hallam, I. Cross & M. Thaut (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music psychology. Oxford: OUP.
  • Creech, A., & Hallam, S. (2011) 'Learning a musical instrument: The influence of interpersonal interaction on outcomes for school-aged pupils', Psychology of Music 39(1), 102-122.
  • Creech, A., Pincas, A., Hallam, S., Jeanes, J., Broad, J. (2010) 'Being an older learner in higher education: sustaining the will to learn', International Journal of Education and Ageing 1(1), 15-32.
  • Creech, A., & Hallam, S. (2010) 'The influence of interpersonal dynamics on outcomes for violin teachers', Psychology of Music 38 (4), 403- 422.
  • Creech, A. (2010) 'Learning a musical instrument: The case for parental support', Music Education Research 12(1), 1-19.
  • Creech, A. (2009) 'Teacher-parent-pupil trios: A typology of interpersonal interaction in the context of learning a musical instrument', Musicae Scientiae XIII(2), 163-182.
  • Creech, A., Papageorgi, I., & Welch, G. (2009) 'Concepts of ideal musicians', Musical Perspectives(Fall)
  • Creech, A., Robertson, L., Gaunt, H., & Hallam, S. (2009) 'The value and purpose of master classes: An exploratory study', British Journal of Music Education 26(3), 315-331.