Hi everyone. I am currently completing the HSC in NSW, Australia and one of my courses is Society and Culture. As a part of this course I have to complete a social research project and mine is on "The Role of Parents In the Development of Specialised Interests and Skills" - a case study of musical ability. Your participation in my questionaire below would be muchly appreciated. I should only take 10-15 mins of your time Please highlight, or make bold, the most appropriate response. 1. Gender: Male Female 2. Age: 10-13 14-16 17-20 21-25 26-35 36-45 50+ 3. Please indicate your involvement in music: Play musical instrument(s) In a band Enter competitions Theatre Shows AMEB/Trinity/other formal exams Other - please specify 4. How many hours a week, on average, do you play or listen to music? 0-2 3-5 6-9 10+ For the following questions, the scale is as follows 1 - strongly agree 2 - agree 3 - unsure 4 - disagree 5 - strongly disagree Please indicate, by number, your response: Please feel free to add details or comments of your own. 5. Musical ability is inherited, as opposed to being learned. 6. One or both of my parents display a strong interest and/or skill in the musical field. 7. I would still be a musician if my parents did not display any interest or skill in the musical field. 8. Generally, my parents influence, or have influenced, the development of my specialised skills and interests. 9. I consider listening to and/or playing music to be common place in my household. 10. I share musical tastes with my parents. 11. I have conflicted with my parents regarding my choice of specialised musical interest and skill. Can you identify any other people or events that have had a significant influence on your musical development? (e.g. peers, teachers, school, siblings) Can you identify the ways in which your parents have influenced the development of your musical ability? (e.g. common interests, financial support, home environment) Please provide any other comments you have on this topic of investigation below. You have reached the end of the questionnaire. Thank you for your participation. For further information please PM me.