I am currently undertaking full-time PHD study in how High School Music teachers use Digital Technologies in their classroom.  This is a continuation of my research begun in 2018 designing and leading a 20-week training course in Ableton Live and Push for High School Music Teachers, in partnership with the ​Ableton Education Initiative. Other ongoing work details can be found on my 'About' tab. 

#MFLearn19 Guest Lecture

This video was part of a guest lecture I delivered for a Musical Futures MOOC in early 2019. 

#MFLearn19 was a 'connectivist' MOOC,  a 6-week online course which focused on the informal learning practices of popular musicians, using the five principles that Lucy Green developed through her books How Popular Musicians Learn (2002) and Music, Informal Learning and the School (2008).

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Keynote and Workshop

Computer Science 4 High Schools Conference, Wellington Register Here


Education 2 Employment, Wellington

Through the Digital Looking Glass (Ableton Live)

Kids You're Okay (with Kath Bee)

Music '19, MENZA Conference, Christchurch

Music Education in New Zealand

The Phoenix Summit, Auckland

Recording Audio in a BYOD Environment


Teaching and Assessing NCEA in a Rural Environment

Golden Bay

An introduction to Music Technology tools

Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill

What do you do with your Digital Musicians? 

Preparing teachers to learn and upskill in Music Technology.

EDNet DAYTIME, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane AUSTRALIA


Computer Games - Tools for teaching Electronic Music Production

SAE Institute, Auckland.

Ableton Loop, Guest Educator

Los Angeles, USA. 

Ableton Live, Melodics and Electronic Music Production for Teachers and Students 

Bay of Islands, Kerikeri, Kawerau, Tauranga

Music Technology and Digital Music-Making

Tauranga, New Plymouth

What do you do with your Electronic Musicians?



Top tips for Music Heads of Department

MENZA '17, Wellington

No Room at the the Inn (in my classroom)

EDNet DAYTIME, Auckland

Audio production in 'the box', Push vs Maschine Beat Battle

EDNet Music Mentor Symposium Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Notion 5: Why you should change

SAMR Ladder exercises for effective ICT integration 



Effective ICT integration for improved student outcomes

EDNet Daytime Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Regional Arts Partnerships - Music and ICT Specialist

New Plymouth, Wellington, Blenheim, Christchurch, Hokitika, Invercargill. 


Regional Arts Partnerships - Music and ICT Specialist

Wellington, New Plymouth, Nelson, Christchurch. 

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