cropped-piano-hands4.jpgGRUME is a research group that takes place in the Department of Arts of the Federal University of Paraná, located at Coronel Dulcídio street, 638, Batel, Curitiba, PR. GRUME is part of the Graduate Program in Music (PPGMúsica/UFPR), whose research line is “Music Cognition and Education”. Our research interests are: (1) Musical expertise; (2) Psychology of musical performance applied to Brazilian popular piano repertoire; (3) Pedagogy of the performance of the Brazilian popular pianist; (4) Deliberate practice of the popular pianist; (5) Mental representations involved in the improvisation of the Brazilian popular pianist. We are currently developing the research project entitled “The pedagogy of performance of the Brazilian popular pianist from the perspective of the General Theory of Expertise”. You can read this project by taping the pdf below:


GRUME’s weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 10h00 to 12h00. Our  meetings are open to the community and our activities are generally focused on: (1) readings and discussions of reference texts referred to our research interests; (2) seminars given by invited professors from other universities from Brazil and Latin America; (3) oral presentations of our students works, followed by rich reflexions and debates.

If you want to participate in our meetings, please just write a brief email demonstrating your research interests followed by a concise summary of your CV and musical activities to daniloramosufpr@gmail.com.

If you intend to develop an academic research the pedagogy of performance of the Brazilian popular pianist come to join us !