PRiME Practitioner Research in Music Education


The EAS SFG PRiME gathers those teachers and researchers that are interested in the field of Practitioner Research in Music Education.

Music teachers’ practitioner research involves teacher-researchers in problems that they, as practitioners, perceive as important; it generates immediate and often profound benefits for the teacher-researchers and their students; it produces various kinds of knowledge; and, by generating narratives of improvement, including obstacles and setbacks, it can encourage and inspire other teachers.

Practitioner Research is used as the umbrella term for projects conducted by music teachers researching on their own praxis – alone, in teams or in cooperation with external researchers. Practitioner researchers do carry out self-studies, experimental research, design-based research, interpretative research, action research or a combination of these approaches.

The aims of the EAS Special Focus Group PRiME are to connect European Practitioner Researchers in Music Education, to make their work more visible to interested to the public, and to colleagues, to offer meetings, common symposia and knowledge exchange.

For contact or regular information about our activities via our mailing-list please contact one of the PRiME coordinators Isolde Malmberg or Thade Buchborn.

Working group members 

  • Isolde Malmberg (DE) – PRiME coordinator
  • Thade Buchborn (DE) – PRiME coordinator
  • Wilfried Aigner (AT)
  • Anna Backman-Bister (SE)
  • Tim Cain (UK)
  • Tine Castelein (BE)
  • Thomas De Baets (BE)
  • Ana Holcar Brunauer (SI)
  • Phil Kirkman (UK)
  • Lorraine O’Connell (IE)
  • Annemarie O’Farrell (IE)
  • Mary Stakelum (UK)
  • Adri de Vugt (NL)

Useful Links

EAPRIL – Europan Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning

If you want to join PRiME or make contact with the co-ordinators/group, please use the form below