Welcome to Musostudy

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

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.

Download the Musostudy Handbook pdf here

All Musostudy TLAs (plus others added by teachers) are in this searchable directory. Click the button above to search.

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

Resources for tutors to help teach online. Includes the 3Cs Online Teaching Model

A page of posts unpacking different aspects of Musostudy, learning and teaching.

This page links to Chapter 2 of the handbook – on what student success is and how we, as teachers, can shape our sessions to best enable students to meet their goals.

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

About The Author:  Sue Richardson is a Postgraduate Principal Lecturer 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 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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