E.A. Dyganova & Z. M. Yavgildina
Kazan Federal University (the Volga region), Russian Federation, Kazan
The article focuses on improving the professional performance of teachers of music, particularly, on achieving a higher level of the capability for self-education. Equipped by the techniques for self-education, a teacher-musician will continue to grow personally and professionally; the techniques determine the level of his/her professional achievements. The authors have developed, proved theoretically and implemented a set of schooling features in the academic practice of a teachers’ training university. These aim at cultivating the culture of self-education, necessary for a teacher-musician for mastering the disciplines in the field of choir singing and conducting. The program has undergone a trial period of validation and the results give grounds to conclude that the authors’ concepts are effective.
Keywords: self-education, self-education for music educators, the culture of self-education, a set of schooling features, disciplines in the field of conducting and choir singing, a future teacher-musician