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The Music Learning Profiles Project

Let's Take This Outside, 1st Edition

By Radio Cremata, Joseph Michael Pignato, Bryan Powell, Gareth Dylan Smith


134 pages

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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

Series Foreword


Part I - Taking It Outside: Introducing the Music Learning Profiles Project

Part II – Music Learning on the Outside: A Collection of Flash Study Profiles

Gavin Hammond

Jacqueline Mannering

Rod Melvin

Anthony 'The Twilite Tone' Khan

Intikana Kekoiea

Amia 'Tiny' Jackson

Andy Krikun

DeVeor Rainey

Sean McPherson

Shana Falana

Neville Peter

Raymond Wise

Jean Baptiste Craipeau

Truth Universal

Jay 'J-Zone' Mumford

Jakub Smith

Robert Ray Boyette

Mike Amari

Jaquelyn Hynes

Riduan Zalani

Part III – Learning From the Outside: The Music Learning Profiles Project

Appendix AInterview Protocol Master

Appendix BThemes Used in Coding Flash Studies


About the Authors


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.

About the Series

Routledge New Directions in Music Education Series

The Routledge New Directions in Music Education Series consists of concise monographs that attempt to bring more of the wide world of music, education, and society into the discourse in music education.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General