Proper Musical Activities During Music Instructional Process for Gifted and Talented Students in Malaysia
Previous studies approved that not all lesson activities are suitable for gifted and talented students. This study is designed to identify what are the proper musical activities that can fill the needs of gifted and talented students in Malaysia. The research sample is among gifted and talented students from the whole Malaysia who are studying in Pusat PERMATApintar Negara. Result in this study may be used as reference for educators who want to teach music on gifted and talented children, so that educators may choose the right and effective activities to implement on those children. Therefore, the researcher collects data using Focus Group Discussion Techique,and Indepth Interview on gifted and talented children who had experienced music in formal class. Observation is also conducted in music classes in Pusat PERMATApintar Negara to identify their behavioral on the musical activities conducted. Result reveals that all the students believe the most proper musical activities are playing musical instruments, performance, music theory and singing. Teachers may attract students’ attention by using interactive learning apparatus, relates theory and practical, and justify the importance of music study.