I am an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Kansas, and a Research Fellow with the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. My areas of research include all manners of string pedagogy, memorization, self-regulation, and social identity development.
The navigation bar in the upper right hand side of the page can help guide you to more information about me, my beliefs, clinics, research, and service projects here at KU and in South Africa. Please feel free to e-mail me any comments or questions. Thank you for visiting. -JMD
NEWS & STUFF
I just recently had three articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Music Education and the American String Teacher. Check them out here.
Pre-Bowing Exercises Presentation
I will be presenting Pre-Bowing Exercises: Navigating the Awkward Steps between Pizzicato and Détaché at the 2016 American String Teachers Association National Conference in Tampa Bay, Florida between March 2-5, 2016. The work is based on my 2013 AST publication seen here. Hope to see you there.