Music in Everyday Life; Northeastern University

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.


2021 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University 


2019-present Northeastern University, Department of Music | Boston, MA
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (full time) | Music Analysis Seminar, Music in Everyday Life, Hip Hop Industry, 40,000 Years of Music Technology, Songs that Made History, Film Music  (>70 units)

2019-21 Harvard University, Mind-Brain-Behavior Initiative | Cambridge, MA
Teaching Fellow | Music From Earth- Alex Rehding, The Role of Music in Health and Education, Creativity & Healing in Medicine & Music- Lisa Wong, Cristina Pato (25 units)

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 (capped 360) musicking survey course (global history, psychology, business, production, ethnography)


  • 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
  • Applied Composition|Azusa Pacific University, S2013

Music History & Culture Courses

  • Intro. to Music Literature |Kutztown University, F201 (Syllabus, Course Evaluation)
  • Songs that Made History | Northeastern University, F2022
  • 40,000 Years of Music Technology | Northeastern University, S2023
  • Hip Hop Music and Culture| Northeastern University, F2021; Kutztown University, S2019 (Syllabus)
  • Film Music| Northeastern University (large lecture format), S2023; UC San Diego, S2017 (Syllabus, Course Evaluation
  • 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)

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

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

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

Courses as T/A

  • Music From Earth | Harvard, Music. F2021. (Excellence in Teaching Award)
  • The Role of Music in Health and Education | Harvard University, F2019 (Teaching Fellow) F2019-2021 (Syllabus
  • Sight Singing I/II
  • Hip Hop Music and Culture
  • Dub to Dubstep
  • Michael Jackson
  • Indie and Punk Music
  • 20th Century Music Literature