The Music Learning Profiles Project: Let’s Take This Outside uses ethnographic techniques and modified case studies to profile musicians active in a wide range of musical contexts not typically found in traditional music education settings. The book illuminates diverse music learning practices in order to impact music education in classrooms. It goes on to describe the Music Learning Profiles Project, a group of scholars dedicated to developing techniques to explore music learning, which they call "flash study analysis."
Twenty musicians were interviewed, invited to talk about what they do, how they learned to do it, and prompted to:
- Identify key learning experiences
- Discuss their involvement in formal learning environments
- Predict how they see musicking practices passing to a future generation
The Music Learning Profiles Project offers a nuanced understanding of the myriad approaches to music learning that have emerged in the early part of the twenty-first century.
Table of Contents
Part I - Taking It Outside: Introducing the Music Learning Profiles Project
Part II – Music Learning on the Outside: A Collection of Flash Study Profiles
Anthony 'The Twilite Tone' Khan
Amia 'Tiny' Jackson
Jean Baptiste Craipeau
Jay 'J-Zone' Mumford
Robert Ray Boyette
Part III – Learning From the Outside: The Music Learning Profiles Project
Appendix A – Interview Protocol Master
Appendix B – Themes Used in Coding Flash Studies
About the Authors
Radio Cremata is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College.
Joseph Michael Pignato is Professor in the Music Department at the State University of New York, Oneonta.
Bryan Powell is Director of Higher Education for Little Kids Rock and Interim Director for Amp Up NYC.
Gareth Dylan Smith is Manager of Program Effectiveness at Little Kids Rock, New Jersey and Visiting Research Professor at New York University.