Category Teaching

Upcoming courses

You may be interested to know that I’ll be doing a couple of courses for University of Auckland’s Centre for Continuing Education soon. The first explores the history of jazz in New Zealand starting on June 15- details here. The second is an introduction to jazz course for people ranging from complete jazz novices to […]

Upcoming lectures

I will be lecturing on jazz for the University of Auckland’s Centre for Continuing Education for the next couple of months. First up is Winter Week where I’ll be giving my Dave Brubeck NZ Tours lecture on July 7: http://www.lifelonglearning.co.nz/winter-week-on-campus-2015/ Then I will be teaching an Introduction to Jazz course from July 23 to August 27: […]

Context is Everything

Context is everything. It seems like a fairly obvious statement, but think about it in terms of learning something- in this case learning about jazz and in particular jazz history. Last semester I was co-teaching a jazz history course which was required for jazz performance students (though there were also a couple of musicology students […]