Publications

Article: Predictors of piano student dropouts. 
Intersections. In press.

Article: Parting ways with piano lessons: Comparing motivation between continuing and dropout piano students. 
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Submitted. 

Article: I am a musician: Piano students’ meaning and identity
American Music Teacher Journal, October/November 2018.

Book Review: The Child As Musician (2nd Ed.) 
British Journal of Music Education, 35(1), 105 - 107. doi:10.1017/S0265051718000025 

MA Thesis: Parting Ways with Piano Lessons: predictors, invoked reasons, and motivation related to piano student dropouts. 



Presentations

“It’s not you, it’s me”: Motivation, attrition, and piano pedagogy
Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association annual conference, Saskatoon, SK (October 2018).

The two eyes/I’s in musician: Seeing identity in young piano students.
Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies conference, Regina, SK (May 2018). 

The Psychology of Piano Pedagogy.
Royal Conservatory of Music Summer Summit, Calgary, AB (August 2017).

The trooper and the terminator: Comparing motivation between continuing and dropout piano students.
Music Teachers' National Association conference, Baltimore, ML (March 2017).

Parting ways with piano lessons: Predictors of piano student dropouts.
Canadian University Music Society conference, Calgary, AB (June 2016).

Comparing motivation in continuing and dropout piano students.
Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Victoria, BC (June 2016).

Deciphering dropouts: Impairing or sustaining piano student motivation and retention.
Alberta Piano Teachers' Association conference, Red Deer, AB (Sept. 2016).

MemorizzzZZZzation: Sleep and music memory.
Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association: Calgary branch meeting, Calgary, AB (March 2015).

In the key of now: 21st century ways to teach 19th century concepts.
Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association conference, Saskatoon, SK (Oct. 2014).

"
Not only does she have a strong musical background as a pianist and experience as a piano teacher, but she has now added to this a broad understanding of research methodologies.” 

/ Gilles Comeau, University of Ottawa, Professor /