Teaching

Influenced by James Gibson’s ecological psychology and Christopher Smalls’ notion of musicking, I aim to guide my students to make conscious contact with their embodied knowledge, and nurture growth into fully integrated creators, thoughtful communicators, and lifelong learners.

Awards

2021 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University 


Experience 

2019-present Northeastern University, Department of Music | Boston, MA
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor | Music Analysis Seminar, Music in Everyday Life  

2019-21 Harvard University, Mind-Brain-Behavior Initiative | Cambridge, MA
Teaching Fellow | The Role of Music in Health and Education, Creativity & Healing in Medicine & Music  

2018-19 Kutztown University, Department of Music | Kutztown, PA 
Full-time Instructor, Scholar-In-Residence (18 units)

2016-17  Chapman University, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music | Orange, CA
Adjunct Professor | Psychology of Music 

2015-18  University of California, San Diego, Department of Music | San Diego, CA 
Associate Instructor, Teaching Assistant (40 units)

2012-13  Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA 
Adjunct professor (9 units)

2011-13   Azusa Pacific University, School of Music | Azusa, CA 
Adjunct professor (40 units)


Courses Taught (instructor of record, 2022)

Music in Everyday Life | Northeastern University, S2021-present
Large lecture format (180) musicking survey course (global history, cognition, business, production, ethnography)

Theory/Harmony 

  • Fundamentals of Music | Northeastern University (present); Azusa Pacific University, F2011/12
  • Music Theory I | Azusa Pacific University S2012/13, Life Pacific College F2012, Kutztown University F2018/S2019
  • Music Theory II | Azusa Pacific University, S2011)
  • Music Theory III |Azusa Pacific University, S2012/2013
  • Music Analysis Seminar | Northeastern University, F2019
  • Music of the 20th Century|UC San Diego, W2017

Psychology of Music

The Role of Music in Health and Education | Harvard University, F2019 (Teaching Fellow) F2019-2021 (Syllabus)

Hip Hop Music and Culture| Kutztown University, S2019 (Syllabus)

Film Music| UC San Diego, S2017 (Syllabus, Course Evaluation)

Keyboard (I & II)|Life Pacific College, S2013

Applied Composition|Azusa Pacific University, S2013

Songs that Made History | Northeastern University, F2022

Intro. to Music Literature |Kutztown University, F201 (Syllabus, Course Evaluation)

Intro. to Music Technology | Life Pacific College, F2012 (Syllabus)

Fundamentals of Music Business| Kutztown University, S2018 (Syllabus)

Courses as T/A

  • Sight Singing I/II
  • Hip Hop Music and Culture
  • Dub to Dubstep
  • Michael Jackson
  • Indie and Punk Music
  • 20th Century Music Literature