Gareth Dylan Smith

New York University and Little Kids Rock, USA - Investigador

Gareth Dylan Smith is Manager of Program Effectiveness at Little Kids Rock in New Jersey, and Visiting Research Professor at New York University in the USA. He has taught for Boston University and given invited lectures at institutions including University of Cambridge, Columbia University, UCL Institute of Education, University of Chihuahua, University of Miami, University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, University of Westminster, Ithaca College, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Gareth has presented research at conferences on five continents. Gareth’s book I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and Becoming a Drummer – the world’s first sociological study of drummers – was published in 2013. His other books include Sound Advice for Drummers (2017), the Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education (2017), the Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure (2016), Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning (2017) and Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, second edition, with Hildegard Froehlich (2017). Gareth’s research interests include embodiment in performance; autoethnographic practice-as-research; intersections of music, education and entrepreneurship; learning and identity; and gender, democracy and social justice in music education. His work is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and in magazines including Rolling Stone, Rhythm and Drummer. Gareth is founding editor, with Bryan Powell, of the Journal of Popular Music Education. He serves as President of the Association for Popular Music Education, and Chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Special Interest Group on Popular Music Education