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Silke Kruse-Weber

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz


Silke Kruse-Weber was born in Bremen and studied in Munich and Würzburg. She holds a piano diploma, and diplomas in musicology and philosophy. Having been a professional pianist she had lectureships at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich for about twenty years in Piano teaching, Music theory, ear training and chamber music and instrumental pedagogy. From 2006-2010 she was a research Associate in Music Pedagogy and Music Psychology in the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. Since 2010 she is head of the department for music education and professor for instrumental and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Since 2013 she is Chairman of the Curriculum Commission. As a professor for instrumental pedagogy she runs classes for undergraduates and postgraduates in educational psychology of music, learning and teaching practice and performance practice. She is very much involved in supervising young researchers doing their PhD. She also is developing collaborative and transformative teaching and learning approaches, Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, video feedback and staff peer learning and performance practice. Her main research interest lays in research-based learning in higher education, learning teaching practise, risk management in practicing performance, Feedback in the artistic and in academic context, professionalizing of instrumental pedagogy as a research discipline through a transparent structure of descriptive and prescriptive dimensions and the terminology in the field of music education. For publications see http://igp.kug.ac.at


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