Narrative Soundings: An Anthology of Narrative Inquiry in Music Education

  • Margaret S. Barrett
  • Sandra L. Stauffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Margaret S. Barrett, Sandra L. Stauffer
    Pages 1-17
  3. Lives in Music and Musical Practices

  4. Singular Stories and Master Narratives

  5. Narrative Lessons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-129
  6. Being and Becoming a Teacher

  7. Stories of Selves

  8. Troubling Persistent Questions

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About this book


This volume focuses specifically on narrative inquiry as a means to interrogate research questions in music education, offering music education researchers indispensible information on the use of qualitative research methods, particularly narrative, as appropriate and acceptable means of conducting and reporting research.

This anthology of narrative research work in the fields of music and education builds on and supports the work presented in the editors’ first volume in Narrative Inquiry in Music Education: Troubling Certainty (Barrett & Stauffer, 2009, Springer). The first volume provides a context for undertaking narrative inquiry in music education, as well as exemplars of narrative inquiry in music education and commentary from key international voices in the fields of narrative inquiry and music education respectively. 


NIME arts education music education narrative inquiry narrative research qualitative research methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret S. Barrett
    • 1
  • Sandra L. Stauffer
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of MusicArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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