Exploring how social class is taught and learned in private rock music education
The EU-funded ClassRockED project is an innovative study of how class ideals and consciousness are transmitted through rock music education in private, for-profit rock schools. While there is a growing body of scholarly literature on popular music education, few research studies to date have examined private or for-profit music schools, despite their global prevalence. The research will be carried out using a blend of face-to-face and online methods. ClassRockED takes a multidisciplinary approach, employing tools and perspectives from anthropology and ethnomusicology, cultural sociology, ethnography, gesture studies, sociology of music and music education research. The goal is to gain an in-depth understanding of how class meanings, symbols and ideals are performed and passed on in the process of teaching music.