Author Archives: Matthew

About Matthew

Music education: media, technology, and participatory music.

My work on Sound Studies and Music Education

Here’s a short overview of my engagement with sound studies as a music educator in preparation for my participation in the virtual conference Sound, Meaning, Education: Conversations. I first learned of sound studies in 2005 via a review of Katz’s … Continue reading

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Some presentations and a strum

I presented for the NAfME History SRIG and also at the University of Mississippi History of Music Education conference this spring. I’m not too sure that making these presentations public is helpful, but since I prerecorded them, here they are. … Continue reading

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Participatory Music in Japan (Orff Echo and Multimedia Journal of Music Education)

The Orff Echo recently published a short reflection I wrote on participatory music experiences from my family’s time in Japan (2014-17). I negotiated the right to post the final piece on my university’s scholarly repository, and so anyone can now … Continue reading

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Aebersold Play-A-Long Media and the creation of the Beginning Improvisation Student

[update: I have an article on this project in press with the Journal of Research in Music Education, expected to be published in 2022. I’ll link here when it is available.] Here’s a short presentation (minus the Q&A) from a … Continue reading

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Demonstration of fiddle/banjo for Pedagogies of Improvisation course

I teach a graduate course on pedagogies of improvisation in music learning, and we had a visit from Akihiro Uchida, a master old-time fiddle player based in Japan and the US, and with whom I often played while living in … Continue reading

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Old-time jam at a bike shop (Lexington, KY)

During a recent trip to the US, I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting an old-time session in Lexington, KY. The session is held at a bike shop that is also a cafe, and it was such a delight. There … Continue reading

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Online music lessons: a few exemplars

I teach a course in studio pedagogy at The Education University of Hong Kong. This spring, students in the course spent time identifying interesting or exemplary videos for learning piano or guitar. Some are excellent in terms of multimedia use, … Continue reading

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The Suzuki Method’s Mediated Pedagogy

The Journal of Research in Music Education has published “Learning with Sound Recordings: A History of Suzuki’s Mediated Pedagogy.” In it, I draw attention to the ways that Suzuki’s pedagogic innovations are deeply enmeshed with media of sound recording. I also … Continue reading

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Vocaloids and music learning

This week Koji Matsunobu and I will be sharing some preliminary work on vocaloids as a medium for music learning at the Asian Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research in Malaysia. Here are a few resources for those interested to … Continue reading

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Hong Kong street karaoke

[Note: Here’s a piece in the Hong Kong Free Press about the street that takes into account some of the behind the scenes licensing and political dimensions of this particular public space.] Here is an early impression of the street … Continue reading

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