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Gareth Dylan Smith
London, London
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Mobile:07977505141
Website:www.garethdylansmith.com
Teaching Location:London, London, N14 4NA
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About Gareth Dylan Smith

Gareth Dylan Smith is based in London, and is an endorsee of EcHo Custom Drums. His expertise is demand worldwide as a performer, educator, and academic. He drums in punk, musical theatre, blues, cabaret and alt. rock bands, recording and performing around the UK, Europe and the US. Recent collaborations include Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Show), Will Gompertz (BBC Arts Editor), Sony, Victoria’s Secret and Bloomberg. He has appeared on recordings by the Eruptörs, Stephen Wheel, Mark Ruebery, Gillian Glover and Neck. Gareth teaches drums, ensemble studies and research skills at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, history and philosophy of music education for Boston University, and rock and roll pedagogy at the University of Michigan. In 2013 Gareth’s book I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and becoming a drummer – the world’s first academic study of drummers – was published by Ashgate. Gareth’s research interests include embodiment in performance; intersections of music, education and entrepreneurship; and pedagogy and gender in music education. Gareth has presented research on five continents and is published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books. He writes a monthly column for Rhythm magazine, maintains an observational comedic blog at DrDrumsBlog.com, publishes every week for OurCityRadio (Wembley) and is Editor at SUS Music.

Drum Lessons in London.

Endorsements

EcHo Custom Drums

Credits

Musical Theatre:

2013/14

Cinderella, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
M.D.: Tom Curran (Supervisor: Ben Kennedy)

2013

Babes In Arms, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
M.D.: Zara Nunn

2013

Geek: The Musical, Tristan Bates Theatre, London
M.D.: Ben Holder

2013

Darling of the Day, Union Theatre, London
M.D.: Inga Davis-Rutter

2012/13

Dick Whittington, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
M.D.: Tom Curran (Supervisor: Ben Kennedy)

The Hot Mikado, Landor Theatre, London
M.D.: Michael Webborn (Supervisor: Iain Vince-Gatt)

Curtains, Landor Theatre, London
M.D.: Michael Webborn (Supervisor: Iain Vince-Gatt)

The Fix, Union Theatre, London

M.D.: Simon Lambert (Supervisor: Michael Bradley)

2011
Parade, Southwark Playhouse, London
M.D.: Michael Bradley (Supervisor: Iain Vince-Gatt)

Spring Awakening, Blackheath Halls, London
M.D.: Iain Vince-Gatt

Rent, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
MD: Chris Whitehead

The Drowsy Chaperone, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
M.D.: Jo Kelsey (Supervisor: Rob Archibald)

2010

Parade, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
M.D.: Jim Henson

2009

Lucky Stiff, Arts Depot, London
M.D.: Pete Woollard

Springboard, Blackheath Halls, London
M.D.: Pete Woollard

A Night With Sir Tim Rice, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London
M.D.: Chris Newland

2008

Les Miserables, Swan Studio Theatre, High Wycombe
M.D.: Pete Woollard

2007

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chelsea Theatre, London
M.D.: Chris Whitehead

Acorn Antiques, Ipswich
M.D.: Nigel Lilley

The Wild Party, Clacton High School, Clacton

M.D.: Pete Woollard Les Miserables

2006

Brenda Bly, Teen Detective, Pleasance Theatre, London
M.D.: Chris Whitehead

Seussical The Musical, Fairfield Halls, London        
MD: Ron Crocker

2005

Company, Richmond Studio Theatre, London
M.D.: Oliver Jackson

2004

Godspell, Canizzaro Park, London
MD: Mark W. Dorrell

2001

Daydream Believer, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London
M.D.: Gary Adler

Company, Richmond Studio Theatre, London
M.D.: Oliver Jackson

Audio Recordings:

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Mark Ruebery – ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ (Dylan)
Percussion
Acoustic pop

2010

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

2009

Stephen Wheel – Snow Angels
Drum kit, percussion
(Alt. rock)

Eruptörs – Seduce and Destroy

Drum kit, percussion
(punk/metal)

2008

Gillian Glover – Red Handed
Percussion
(rock/blues)


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

 

Music Videos:

2011

‘To Make You Feel’ My Love (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion

‘Rolling in the Deep’ (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion, backing vocals

‘Just The Way You Are’ (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion, backing vocals

‘Falling Star’ (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion, backing vocals

‘One Night, One Chance’ (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion, backing vocals

‘Better Man’ (with Mark Ruebery)
Percussion, backing vocals

Corporate/Television:

2013

Bloomberg
In The Mix one-day festival

Drum kit, percussion,

2007

Victoria’s Secret
Catwalk Show music

Drum kit, percussion

2006

Sony
Sony Walkman television commercial

Hi-hat

2003

Yorkshire Building Society
‘Bang the Drum’ UK Tour, Drum kit

Master Classes:

2012

‘I Drum, Therefore I Am’
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, UK.
2 hours of drum solos, ensemble performances and philosophy, ranging through rudiments, rock, jazz, fusion, Irish folk and discussion of embodiment perception and philosophy.

Gigs and Tours:

London Gay Symphonic Winds (2014 to present)
Drums
Wind-band repertoire

Sweet Tooth (2013 to present)
Drums
Dark AOR pop music/film

Will Gompertz (2013)
Drums
Cabaret

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Drums and percussion
Pop/rock/cabaret (2013)

Kiss The Blue Sky (2010 to present)
Drums
Blues/blues-rock

Gillian Glover (2007 to 2011)
Drums/percussion
Gypsy funk

Rod Melvin (2006 to present)
Drums
Cabaret

Neck (2002 to present)
Drums
Folk/punk

Daniel Spiller (2004 to 2010)
Drums/percussion
Pop/rock

Eruptörs (2002 to present)
Drums/vocals
Punk/metal

Stephen Wheel (1998 to present)
Drums
Alt. Rock/riff rock/folk

Mark Ruebery (1998 to present)
Drums/percussion/vocals
Rock/R ‘n’ B/acoustic pop/jazz/funk

Toxic Twins (2002 to 2003)
Drums
Classic Rock (Aerosmith tribute)

Publications:

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

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

Smith, G.D. (2011) “Freedom to versus freedom from: Frameworks and flexibility in assessment on an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma popular music performance program”, 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.

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. & Gillett, A. (in review) “Creativities, Innovation and Networks in Garage Punk Rock: A case study of the Eruptörs”, Journal of Popular Music Studies.

Teague, A. & Smith, G.D. (in review) “Portfolio Careers and Work-Life Balance Among Musicians: Possible implications for higher music education”, British Journal of Music Education.

Smith, G.D. & Woodward, S. (in preparation) “Students’ perceptions of the value of undergraduate popular music performance programs, in the U.S. and the U.K.”, planning submission to ”, Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education in summer 2014.

Smith, G.D. & Randles, C. (in preparation) “A Second Comparison of Pre-service Music Teachers’ Identities as Creative Musicians Between the United States and England/Wales”, planning submission to British Journal of Music Education in late 2014.

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.

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.

Cartwright, P.A. & Smith, G.D. (2014) “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. (2014, forthcoming) “Popular Music in Higher Education”, in G. Welch & I. Papageorgi (eds.) Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning. Farnham: Ashgate.

Smith, G.D. (2014, forthcoming) “Seeking ‘Success’ in Popular Music”, in C. Randles (ed.) Music Education: Navigating the future. New York: Routledge.

Smith, G.D. (2014, forthcoming) “Masculine Domination and Intersecting Fields in Private-sector Popular Music Performance Education in the UK” in P. Burnard Y. Hofstander & P. Dyndahl (eds.) Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music and Music Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Cartwright, P. A., Gillett, A. & Smith, G.D. (2014, forthcoming) “Valuing Networks for Emerging Musicians”  in V. Lejuene, (ed.) Les Tendances Technico-économiques de la Valeur,   Ed., Paris: ‘l’Harmattan.

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.

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

Smith, G.D. (in press) ‘Learning and Teaching’ in B. Thompson & J.G. Golson (eds.) Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (in press) ‘Nature-Nurture’ in B. Thompson & J.G. Golson (eds.) Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Smith, G.D. (in press) ‘Music Education and Teamwork’ in B. Thompson & J.G. Golson (eds.) 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) ‘Max Roach’ 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.

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.

Smith, G.D (2014) “Drummer’s Toolkit, Part 1”, Rhythm 226, p.10.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 6”, Rhythm 223, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 5”, Rhythm 222, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 4”, Rhythm 221, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 3”, Rhythm 220, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Are Drummers Mathematicians?” Drum Expo/Music Radar online.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 2”, Rhythm 219, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “I Drum, Therefore I Am, Part 1”, Rhythm 218, pp. 85-87

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – Percussion”, Rhythm 217, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – Cymbals”, Rhythm 216, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – Bass drum”, Rhythm 215, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – Toms”, Rhythm 213, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Welcome to: The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance”, National Association of Music Educators’ Newsletter, spring edition.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – Snare drum”, Rhythm 212, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Sound Advice – hi-hat”, Rhythm 211, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Playing with Percussion”, Rhythm 210, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Grooving in 6/8”, Rhythm 209, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Getting Your Part Right”, Rhythm 208, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Laying Down a Groove”, Rhythm 207, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Practising”, Rhythm 206, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Gigging with a cajon”, Rhythm 205, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Miming for TV” Rhythm 204, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: In the recording studio””, Rhythm 203, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Originals gig”, Rhythm 202, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Function band”, Rhythm 201, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Dinner jazz”, Rhythm 200, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Nailing the Gig: Musical theatre”, Rhythm 199, pp. 85-87.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “ISME holds 29th Biennial Conference in Beijing”, Music Teacher September 2010, p. 9.

 

Conference Papers:

Cremata, R., Pignato, J., Powell, B. & Smith, G.D. (2013) “Music Learning Profiles Project: Methods and case studies”, Fifty-sixth Conference of the College Music Society, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Identity, British-ness and Drumming”, Formations and Representations of British National Identity conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Symbiosis: Learning and Identity”, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “A Phenomenological Study of Drumming”, as part of panel: Smith, G.D., Brennan, M. Doffman, M. & Bruford, B. – “Drumming, Drum Kits and Drummers”, accepted for presentation at International Association for the Study of Popular Music World Conference, Gijón, Spain.

Smith, G.D., Lundahl, E., hosford, K., & Salazar, R. (2013) “International Perspectives on Music Education in England”, 8th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Hedmark, Norway.

Gillett, A. & Smith, G.D. (2013) “Swarm Creativity and Relationship Marketing in Punk and Post-Punk: A case study of the Eruptörs”, CEGBI/CSWL Summer Conference, York Management School, University of York, York, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2013) “Challenging Narratives in Popular Music Education: Preparing for the future”, Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium IX, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

Cremata, R., Pignato, J., Powell, B. and Smith, G.D. (2013) “Let’s Take This Outside: Music learning experiences beyond the institution”, Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium IX, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “‘Advocate!’… But for Whom? Conflicts of Interest in Multi-media Drum Set Education”, Fifty-Fifth Conference of the College Music Society, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Drummers, Ethnicity and Community in Popular Music: A cultural psychology perspective’ International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Conference, University of Salford, U.K.

Smith, G.D. & Shafighian, A. (2012) “Imagining Community at a Contemporary Music College”, International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Conference, University of Salford, U.K.

Gillett, A. and Smith, G.D. (2012) “Careers Carved in Rock”, Sixth Art of Management and Organization Conference, University of York, York, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Kit Drummers and the Snowball Self: A socio-cultural-psychological perspective on the symbiosis of identity and learning”, Sixth Art of Management and Organization Conference, University of York, York, U.K.

Woodward, S. & Smith, G.D. (2012) “A cross-continental study of student perceptions on curricular offerings at institutions offering popular music undergraduate programs”, Rock and Roles conference, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Paradigm Shift in Popular Music Education and Popular Music Studies”, Rock and Roles conference, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London.

Smith, G.D. & Shafighian, A. (2012) “Imagining Community at a Contemporary Music College”, Rock and Roles conference, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Drumming and Driving: Identity Realization in Band Vans”, Popular Music and Automobile Culture conference, University of Chester, Chester, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “‘Everybody’s Welcome to the Hooley! A haon, do, trí, ceathair!’ A case study of a London-Irish trad/punk musician”, A Special Relationship? Irish Popular Music in Britain conference, Northumbria University, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Popular Music Studies as User-generated Culture”, You, Me, User conference, Finnish Society for Cinema Studies, Helsinki, Finland.

Smith, G.D. (2012) “Pedagogy for employability in a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Creative Musicianship: Introducing peer collaboration”, 3rd Reflective Conservatoire conference, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2011) “Should Music Educators be ‘Gleeks’?”, the Fifty-Fourth Conference of the College Music Society, Richmond, VA, U.S.A.

Smith, G.D. (2011) “A Cultural Psychology Approach to Learning and Identity Among Kit Drummers in the UK”, 7th Sociology of Music Education Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.

Gillett, A. & Smith, G.D. (2010) “1000% Rock, Baby: a bi-disciplinary study of The Eruptörs rock band” paper presented at International Association for the Study of Popular Music conference, Experience - Engagement , Cardiff University, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “What Do You Call Someone Who Hangs Around with Musicians?”, International Association for the Study of Popular Music U.K. and Ireland conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Smith, G.D (2010) “Playing the Drums Like a Lesbian Blacksmith”, International Society for Music Education World Conference, Beijing, China.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “The Place and Purpose of the Popular Music Conservatoire in a Changing World”, ISME World Conference, Beijing, China.

Randles, C. & Smith, G.D. (2010) “A First Comparison of US and UK Pre-service Music Teachers’ Identities as Creative Musicians”, Music Education Conference, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Gillett, A., Smith, G.D. & Irwin, G. (2010) “Let There Be Rock: Sociology and relationship marketing”, Culture on Campus, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “Kit Drummers and the Struggle for Identity”, International Association for the Study of Popular Music World Conference, Liverpool, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “‘I Drum, Therefore I am’? Thoughts on an integrated model of identity and learning: preliminary findings from on-going research by a doctoral student”, 6th Sociology of Music Education International Symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “I Drum, Therefore I Am”, Doctoral School Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, London, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2010) “Expressing identity Through Music: Performance and learning experience of two groups of kit-drummers”, Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa, U.S.A.

Smith, G.D. (2008) “Being and Becoming a Drummer: A Study of Drummers’ Identities and Skill Development”, International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K.

Smith, G.D. (2009) “Learning Styles and One-to-One Instrumental Tuition: Responding to the pupil as an individual”, Teaching and Learning Music conference, Royal northern College of Music, Manchester, U.K.