I am a Lecturer at Queen's School of Music, where I currently teach the courses "The Social History of Popular Music," "World Musics," and "Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance II." I also teach full time elementary school in the Limestone District School Board, where music is my primary focus. 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.
Teacher, Limestone District School Board
Lecturer in Musicology, Dan School of Drama & Music, Queen's University, Ontario
Queen's University, Masters of Education
Queen's University, Bachelor of Education
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
(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)
(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).
Beware the Chickens! 4-Tracking My Way into Students’ Heads & Hearts., Elements
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
Limestone Learning Foundation
International Association or Studies in Popular Music