Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ralph D. Gustafson

Second Committee Member

A. Bert Christianson

Third Committee Member

Arley L. Vancil


The purpose of this study was (1) to survey teachers of grades four, five and six in the Tacoma School System to determine how many believe music should be taught by a special music teacher, the classroom teacher, or both; (2) to determine the amount of time allowed each week, in the grades surveyed, for teaching music; (3) to discover the attitudes of teachers surveyed toward music and its relation to the over-all school program; (4) to discover their attitudes toward music teachers; (5) to receive suggestions from classroom teachers as to how the music program in grades four, five, and six could be improved to better benefit the children; and (6) to receive suggestions from classroom teachers as to improvements that could be made by the music teacher.