I am a performer, music education researcher, and teacher whose interests include musical theater and all types of music making, both traditional ensembles like band and choir as well as popular genres like rock bands, mediated music, and participatory music practices common in informal music learning and participatory culture.
My research explores how people are using YouTube to consume, create, and share music as well as develop online communities and virtual identitities. I am particularly interested in creating vlogs and online musical performance videos and how that can be incorporated into the classroom.
I have a number of YouTube channels where I perform, teach, talk, and experiment with digital videos. So if you want to see my ideas, music videos, or ranting in virtual video form, explore my three YouTube channels. Please don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment on them. It helps to make my videos more visible on YouTube.
Some books I have been published in in
Music Making on YouTube
My book chapter, Music Making on YouTube, is published in the Oxford Handbook for Music Making and Leisure. It was wonderful working with editors Roger Mantie and Gareth D. Smith as well as the peer reviewers. Grab it on Amazon!
Fanception & Musical Fan Activity on YouTube
My book chapter, Fanception and Musical Fan Activity on YouTube is now available. It was great working with the amazing participants of my research and using the movie, Inception as inspiration for developing a theory on media creation. Grab it on Amazon!