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Lecturer in Musicology, Dan School of Drama & Music, Queen's University, Ontario

I am a Lecturer at Queen's School of Music, where I currently teach the courses "The Social History of Popular Music," "Global Musics," and "Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance II." I also teach full time in the Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario, where I am now a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. My research areas include the history of popular music, gender in music education, social justice issues in education, and special education applications of musical instrument practice. I am a multi-instrumentalist, but primarily a drummer and percussionist.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Musicology, Dan School of Drama & Music, Queen's University, Ontario
  • –present
    Teacher, Limestone District School Board


  • 2008 
    Queen's University, Masters of Education
  • 2007 
    Queen's University, Bachelor of Education


  • 2019
    (Chapter) A stage of one’s own: Women’s musical roles in the male-dominated space of Canadian popular music. , In C. Marsh & H. Everett (Eds.) Spanning the distance. (In press)
  • 2019
    Brook, J.; MacKay, R.J.; & Trimmer, C. How does a rock musician teach? Examining the pedagogical practices of a self-taught rock musician-educator. , The Journal of Popular Music Education
  • 2009
    (Chapter) Teacher, teacher, can you reach me? What we can learn about teaching music from Canadian Female Pop Musicians., In L. Gould et al. (Eds.) Exploring social justice: How music education might matter (pp. 184-196).
  • 2008
    Beware the Chickens! 4-Tracking My Way into Students’ Heads & Hearts., Elements
  • 2006
    Studying the social history of popular music: Promoting the critical musical mind one student at a time., Gender, Education, Music and Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Limestone Learning Foundation
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • International Association or Studies in Popular Music
  • Canadian Music Educators Association
  • Ontario Music Educators Association
  • Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario