Model of Music Skill Standards for Thailand’s Music Educators


  • Sakchai Hirunrux Music Education and Music Therapy Department (Dusdi Baribatra Institute), College of Music, Mahidol University Salaya Campus


Standard, Musical Skills, Thailand’s music educators


The objective of this investigation was to develop a model of music skill standards for Thailand’s music educators. The lists of music skills were created by means of documentary research and content analysis. The lists were then verified for their appropriateness by 24 specialists in Thai music, Western music and music education. The empirical research was utilized and the index of item-objective congruence (IOC) at a cut-off score of .70 was applied.

A public hearing via questionnaire, to verify the lists, was carried out, and involved music instructors in 17 tertiary institutions. A total of 108 sets of questionnaires were sent out, with 98 (91%) being returned. The SPSS.PC 17 Program was used to analyze the data, yielding 12 lists with 70 items. The mean of each item must be 3.5 and over in order to meet the criteria, with an average mean of 4.15 and a standard deviation of .66. The findings were as follows.

Music skill standards: 1) Singing alone and with others 2) Playing alone and with others 3) conducting 4) accompaniments 5) creating 6) composing 7) improvising 8) arranging 9) listening to, analyzing and describing 10) moving 11) evaluating the music and the performances, and 12) sight reading, sight singing and notating music.




How to Cite

Hirunrux, S. (2012). Model of Music Skill Standards for Thailand’s Music Educators. Fine Arts Journal: Srinakharinwirot University, 15(2), 43–57. Retrieved from