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date: 18 November 2018

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The Kenyan music classroom is a tapestry of experiences, challenges and revelations that accommodate, support, and impact creativity. The curriculum allows for the application of a variety of resources for delivery, with facilities varying with the learning context. Technology has greatly influenced the evolution of music styles in the country, resulting in a rich and varied soundscape as the learning environment. This chapter addresses the issue of availability and use of technology in music learning, and its impact and possible ramifications on policy and curriculum planning. Field studies reveal varying degrees of availability and application of resources and articulate the role of technology in facilitating music experience, skill development, and knowledge transfer. The article recommends rethinking music learning and instruction, adoption of new teaching strategies, and conceptualization of creativity and the curriculum through technology.

Keywords: creativity, skill development, music experience, learning resources, diversity

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