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BIOGRAPHY

Gareth Dylan Smith teaches across programmes at ICMP, specializing in drum kit performance, critical, cultural and contextual studies, research skills and dissertation supervision.

Gareth is a drummer, educator, writer and researcher. His drumming career has seen him perform with members of Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, David Bowie’s Spiders from Mars, Ian Dury’s Blockheads, Australian Pink Floyd, and cast/band members from West End shows Wicked, Dream Boats & Petticoats and We Will Rock You. Gareth also plays with numerous other exciting contemporary popular musicians including Stephen Wheel, Mark Ruebery and Sweet Tooth. Gareth is an endorsee of EcHo Custom Drums, ACS ear protection and TreeWorks Chimes.

Gareth writes for leading music magazines including Rolling Stone and Rhythm. He has presented research on five continents and is published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books. Gareth’s research interests include embodiment in performance; identity and music; intersections of music, education and entrepreneurship; and pedagogy, gender, democracy and social justice in music education.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Research and Ethics Committee Member

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD Sociology of Music and Music Education
Institute of Education, University of London 

Licentiate of Trinity College London – Instrumental Teaching 

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music 
Music Teachers’ National Association, USA.

MA Music Education – Distinction
Institute of Education, University of London

MMus Popular Music Performance
University of East London

BA (Hons) Music – 2:1
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Music Learning Profiles Project (forthcoming 2017) The Music Learning Profiles Project. New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, G.D., Dines, M. & Parkinson, T. (Eds.) (forthcoming 2017) Punk Pedagogies. New York, NY: Routledge.

Froehlich, H.C. & Smith, G.D. (forthcoming 2017) Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical applications, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, G.D., Moir, Z., Brennan, M., Rambarran, S. & Kirkman, P. (Eds.) (forthcoming 2017) The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education. Abingdon: Routledge.

Mantie, R. & Smith, G.D. (Eds.) (forthcoming 2016) The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and becoming a drummer. Farnham: Ashgate.

Journal Special Issues

Smith, G.D. & Powell, B. (Eds.). (2015) Technology and Performance in Popular Music Education [special issue]. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 8 (2).

Journal articles 

Powell, B., Smith, G.D., & D’Amore, A. (in press) Challenging Symbolic Violence and Hegemony in Music Education through Contemporary Pedagogical Approaches, Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.

Smith, G.D., Cremata, R., Pignato, J., & Powell, B. (in press) Let’s Take This Outside: Flash Study Analysis and the Music Learning Profiles Project. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education.

Smith, G.D. & Powell, B. (2015) Introduction. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 8 (2), 107-109.

Teague, A. & Smith, G.D. (2015) Portfolio Careers and Work-Life Balance Among Musicians: An initial study into implications for higher music education. British Journal of Music Education, no. 32 (2), 177-195.

Parkinson, T. & Smith, G.D. (2015) Towards an Epistemology of Authenticity in Higher Popular Music Education. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. no. 14 (1), 93-127.

Smith, G.D. & Gillett, A. (2015) Creativities, Innovation and Networks in Garage Punk Rock: A case study of the Eruptörs. Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, no. 4 (1), 9-24.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Seeking “Success” in Popular Music. Music Education Research International, no. 6, pp. 26-37.

Randles, C. & Smith, G.D. (2012) A First Comparison of Pre-Service Music Teachers’ Identities as Creative Musicians in the United States and England. Research Studies in Music Education, no. 34 (2), 173-187.

Smith, G.D. (2011) Freedom to versus Freedom From: Frameworks and flexibility in assessment on an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma popular music performance programme. Music Education Research International, no. 5, pp. 34-45.

Smith, G.D. & Durrant, C. (2006) Mind Styles and Paradiddles – Beyond the Bell Curve: Towards an understanding of learning preferences, and implications for instrumental teachers. Research Studies in Music Education, no. 26, pp. 51- 62.

Book Chapters

Smith, G.D. (forthcoming) We’re called Neck, and We Play Psycho-Ceilidh ¬– It Goes Something Like This. In M.I. Chew & D. Henderson (eds), Scattered Musics: Ethnic, racial and regional reconfigurations through music performances.

Smith, G.D. (forthcoming) Musician-Teachers as Dual Professionals: Roles and identities within and without higher popular music education. In C. Christophersen & A. Kenny (Eds.), Musical Alterations: Musician-teacher Collaboration in Educational Settings. New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, G.D. (forthcoming) There’s Only One Way of Life and That’s Your Own. In Smith, G.D., Dines, M. & Parkinson, T., (eds), Punk Pedagogies in Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, G.D., Dines, M. & Parkinson, T. (forthcoming) Introduction. In Smith, G.D., Dines, M. & Parkinson, T., (eds), Punk Pedagogies in Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, G.D. (in press). Informal learning and the creative process. In N. Donin (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Creative Process in Music. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (in press) (Un)popular Music Making and Eudaimonia. In R. Mantie & G.D. Smith (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D., Moir, Z., Brennan, M., Rambarran, S. & Kirkman, P. (in press). Popular Music Education (R)evolution. In G.D. Smith, Z. Moir, M. Brennan, S. Rambarran & P. Kirkman, (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Hebert, D. Abramo, J. & Smith, G.D. (in press). Sociological Issues in Popular Music Education. In G.D. Smith, Z. Moir, M. Brennan, S. Rambarran & P. Kirkman, (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Bramley, C. & Smith, G.D. (in press). The Participatory Power of an Improvised Popular Music. In G.D. Smith, Z. Moir, M. Brennan, S. Rambarran & P. Kirkman, (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Mantie, R. & Smith, G.D. (in press) Grasping the Jellyfish of Music Making and Leisure. In R. Mantie & G.D. Smith (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. New York: Oxford University Press.

D’Amore, A. & Smith, G.D. (in press) Aspiring to Music Making as Leisure through the Musical Futures Classroom. In R. Mantie & G.D. Smith (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2015) Neoliberalism and Symbolic Violence in Higher Music Education. In L. DeLorenzo (ed.) Giving Voice to Democracy: Diversity and Social Justice in the Music Classroom. New York: Routledge, pp. 65-84.

Smith, G.D. (2015) Masculine Domination and Intersecting Fields in Private-sector Popular Music Performance Education in the UK. In P. Burnard Y. Hofstander & J. Söderman (eds.) Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music and Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 61-79.

Cartwright, P. A., Gillett, A. & Smith, G.D. (2015) Valuing Networks for Emerging Musicians. In V. Lejuene, (ed.) Les Tendances Technico-économiques de la Valeur, Ed., Paris: ‘l’Harmattan, pp. 129-160.

Smith, G.D. (2014) Seeking “Success” in Popular Music. In C. Randles (ed.) Music Education: Navigating the future. New York: Routledge, pp. 183-200.

Smith, G.D. (2014) Popular Music in Higher Education. In G. Welch & I. Papageorgi (eds.) Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 33-48.

Cartwright, P.A. & Smith, G.D. (2013) Innovation and Value in Networks for Emerging Musicians. In N. Pfeffermann, Marshall, T. & Mortara, L. (eds.) Strategies and Communications for Innovations: An Integrative Management View for Companies and Networks. New York: Springer.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Pedagogy for Employability in a Foundation Degree (Fd.A.) in Creative Musicianship: Introducing peer collaboration. In H. Gaunt & H. Westerlund (eds.) Collaboration in Higher Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate, 193-198.

Smith, G.D. & Shafighian, A. (2013) Creative Space and the ‘Silent Power of Traditions’ in Popular Music Performance Education. In P. Burnard (ed.) Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education: International Perspectives and Practices. London: Routledge, pp. 256-267.

Smith, G.D. & Bersh, B. (2012) Teaching and Learning Drum Set and Percussion in the Middle School Classroom. In S. Burton (ed.) Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 95-126.

Conference Proceedings

Smith, G.D. (2011) “I Drum, Therefore I Am”? Thoughts on an integrated model of identity and learning: preliminary findings from on-going research by a doctoral student. Proceedings of the Sociology of Music Education Symposium, Limerick, Ireland, July 2009.

Book Reviews

Smith G.D. (2016) Dines, M. & Bull, G. (ed.) Tales from the Punkside: An anthology. Itchy Monkey Press and Active Distribution. Punk and Post Punk, 4: 3.

Smith, G.D. (2011) Barrett, M.S. (ed.) A Cultural Psychology of Music Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Psychology of Music, 39: 3.

Encyclopedia articles

Smith, G.D. (in press) Musical Futures. In K. Peppler (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Out- of-School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (in press) Rock. In Sturman & J.G. Golson (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (2014) Learning and Teaching. In W.F. Thompson (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (2014) Nature-Nurture. In W.F. Thompson (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (2014) Music Education and Teamwork. In W.F. Thompson (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Ali, Rashied. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Baron, Joey. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Bellson, Louie. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Blackman, Cindy. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Carrington, Terri Lyne. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Chambers, Dennis. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Clarke, Kenny. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford university Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Cobham, Billy. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford university Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Cole, Cozy. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Cyrille, Andrew. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Hakim, Omar. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Jones, Philly Joe. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Mahavishnu Orchestra. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Mouzon, Alphonse. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Krupa, Gene. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Manne, Shelly. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Murray, Sunny. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Rich, Buddy. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Richmond, Dannie. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Roach, Max. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Walden, Narada Michael. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Webb, Chick. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) White, Lenny. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Smith, G.D. (2013) Williams, Tony. In C. H. Garrett (ed.) Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Industry Reports

Parkinson, T., Hunter, M. Campanello, K., Dines, M. and Smith, G.D. (2015) Understanding Small Music Venues: A Report by the Music Venues Trust. London: The Music Venues Trust.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS

Embodiment, Education, Enquiry and Eudiamonism in Drum Kit Performance

Music Learning Profiles Project

London Irish Punk Ethnography

RESEARCH CENTRES AND GROUPS

Leader, Popular Music Education Research Centre (PMERC)

Vice President, Association for Popular Music Education

Chair, International Society for Music Education Popular Music Education Special Interest Group

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS

Doctoral examiner (PhD) Huddersfield University 2016

Doctoral examiner (PhD) University of Surrey 2016

Doctoral examiner (DMA) Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University 2014

External Examiner University of Wolverhampton 2016

External Reviewer Hubei Engineering University 2016

External Reviewer Westford School of Management 2015

External Reviewer Academy of Music and Sound 2015

External Examiner International College of Music University of Wolverhampton 2014 to present

External Examiner University of the Highlands and Islands 2014 to present

External Reviewer BIMM Brighton University of Sussex 2014 to present

Facilitator of Online Learning (DMA and MM) College of Fine Arts Boston University 2011 - 2014

Chair Musicians’ Union Teaching Committee 2010 – 2012

Member Instrumental and Vocal Teaching Forum International Society for Music Education 2008 – 2014

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Audio recordings

V1 V1 Drum kit (Classic rock)

Oh Standfast – Chicken Fricasée EP  Drum kit (spoken word / drums duo)

Sweet Tooth – Everybody Wants To Be In Love Percussion (pop noir)

Mark Ruebery – One Night, One Chance Drum kit (pop)

Bodega Bay – Bodega Bay EP Drum kit, percussion (alt. rock)

Stephen Wheel – Cassette Records Drum kit, percussion (alt. rock)

Stephen Wheel – Out of the City I Can’t Sink Drum kit, percussion (Alt. rock)

Stephen Wheel – Snow Angels Drum set, percussion (alt. rock)

Gillian Glover – Still Life With Music Drum kit, percussion (acoustic/folk/blues)

Eruptörs – Eruptörs/Culo A Boca Drum kit, percussion backing vocals (punk/metal)

Eruptörs – Seduce and Destroy Drum kit, percussion (punk/metal)

Eruptörs – Bad Time To Be Having A Good Time Drum kit, backing vocals (punk/metal)

Gillian Glover – Red Handed Percussion (rock/blues)

Kiss The Blue Skye Drum kit (rock/blues)

Performance

V1

Stephen Wheel

Mark Ruebry

Gillian Glover

Rod Melvin

Sweet Tooth

Kiss the Blue Sky

Musical Theatre

Romance, Romance, Landor Theatre, London, UK

Peter Pan, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK

A Taste of the West End, Fleet Arts Centre, Fleet, UK

Cinderella, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK

Babes In Arms, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK

Geek: The Musical, Tristan Bates Theatre, London, UK

Darling of the Day, Union Theatre, London, UK

Dick Whittington, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK

The Hot Mikado, Landor Theatre, London, UK

Curtains, Landor Theatre, London, UK

The Fix, Union Theatre, London, UK

Parade, Southwark Playhouse, London, UK

Spring Awakening, Blackheath Halls, London, UK

Rent, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK

The Drowsy Chaperone, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK

Parade, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, UK

Lucky Stiff, Arts Depot, London, UK

Springboard, Blackheath Halls, London, UK

A Night With Sir Tim Rice, ICMP, London, UK

Les Miserables, Swan Studio Theatre, High Wycombe, UK

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chelsea Theatre, London, UK

Acorn Antiques, Ipswich, UK

The Wild Party, Clacton High School, Clacton-on-Sea, UK

Brenda Bly, Teen Detective, Pleasance Theatre, London, UK

Seussical The Musical, Fairfield Halls, London, UK

Company, Richmond Studio Theatre, London, UK

Godspell, Canizzaro Park, London, UK

Daydream Believer, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, UK

Company, Richmond Studio Theatre, London, UK