Gareth Dylan Smith: Dr Drums
As a drummer I have performed internationally with punk, jazz, folk, and theatre musicians. Drumming is my home – emotionally, mentally and physically.
As an educator I have taught internationally (mostly in higher education) in various areas of music performance, theory and contextual study. My teaching and research interests include popular music performance, recording, creativity, identity, pedagogy, cultural psychology and sociology, innovation, collaboration, and gender.
As a scholar I have presented research on four continents and published in journals, books and encyclopaedias. I was the first person ever to earn a doctorate (PhD) in the study of drummers.
My non-academic writing includes music reviews, and magazine columns on music education. I am working on a collection of illustrated limericks, and a semi-autobiographical comedy novel.
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