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:
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.
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
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.