I believe each music educator can have a profound impact on our social climate. Repertoire, social interaction, diverse expression, and skill-building are a few ways in which the music classroom can promote inclusion and empowerment. As long as we are willing to challenge ourselves and consider new approaches, skillsets, and needs, our field will continue to evolve and provide value in a changing world. My passion is using music education to expand concepts of ourselves and the world around us. The courses I teach typically involve reflection, mindfulness approaches, and peer support. My research interests include self-efficacy, mind-body approaches, and social dynamics in music education.
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Ph.D., University of Arizona