Welcome to Musostudy

Musostudy is an educational model for embedding study skills into classes. It is designed as part of PhD research for use in higher education on popular music education degrees.

Central to the research is help for tutors to support low academic-ability students in achieving module mastery through improving engagement and study skills. The focus is on tutors – supporting them to feel they can more effectively deal with how students study both in the classroom and out.

The Musostudy toolkit is a resource of teaching and learning activities (TLAs) to help tutors put the model into practice. It is a helping hand to show you how to enable students to achieve module mastery by embedding the necessary skills into their modules.

This video gives a brief overview of Musostudy. You can use the time stamps in the description to jump to different sections.

This page links to the toolkit and all the accompanying resources.

This page contains all the information for tutors taking part in the research plus links to the tutor and student surveys, Participant Information Sheets and Consent Forms.


Musostudy’s Instagram
feed with tips on study,
links to useful resources and motivational quotes.

A website dedicated to helping you learn the basics of music theory with lots of worksheets and ear training exercises.

About The Author:  Sue Richardson is a senior tutor at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) teaching on the MA Learning and Teaching in Creative Industries and the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching. She has many years of teaching experience including basic nursing skills; safe sex to probationers; music appreciation for adults with mental health issues; jazz workshops and degree-level music theory.

In addition to her varied teaching career Sue is a jazz trumpet player, singer and composer. Her 4th album, Too Cool, was in the The Sunday Times Top 10 jazz releases worldwide in 2013. Sue has even had the privilege of singing at The Last Night of The Proms and gaining a Blue Peter badge for singing Christmas Carols live on TV!

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