Doing Music Together

 A community that inspires music makers and learners through online media.

Learning

Discuss music learning and teaching. No topic is too big or small!

Connection

Develop relationshipsDevelop relationships with others, find content that is meaningful, and check in with your musical self!

Inspiration

ImImagine your musical possibilities, find confidence, and turn that into action!

Our Content

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Chris & Gareth demystify scholarly and practical music making concepts for music education students, teachers, and researchers. We take research and theory about music making and learning and make it accessible to you. Listen to us dialogue with the movers and shakers of music learning on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Calling all music teachers! Tune in with Beth & Chris as they go back 2 school with K-12 teachers to discuss how to bridge divides between scholarship, theory, and practice in music education. No topic is too big or too small to help you learn, feel inspired, and find connection in our community. Tune in on the 4th Thursday each month.

 
 

Our Team

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Christopher Cayari

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Christopher is a content creator who loves YouTube and talking into a microphone. They like to take traditional modes of  making music and innovating through technology. His work aims to empower people to make music, find their own voices, and build communities. One of their favorite things to do is collaborate online with friends, colleagues, and students.

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Gareth Dylan Smith

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Gareth is Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University, where he teaches graduate students in music education. Gareth plays drums with Stephen Wheel, Build a Fort, Oh Standfast, Eruptörs and Black Light Bastards. He writes about drumming, popular music education and sociology of music education.

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Beth Buehlman

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Beth is an educator with experience in primary, elementary, middle, & high school as well as EdTech and non-profit. She is a certified teacher in Music, French, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). She has mentored and supervised dozens of music educators.  She is passionate about Music as a core subject, social equity, SEL, Broadway, brunch, and life-long learning.

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Pod Casters

Sound Equipment

Staff

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Jon Stapleton

Sound Engineer

Jon is a computer science educator and recovering music teacher based in the Virginia Shenandoah Valley. His work focuses on connecting arts education, computer science education through rhizomatic pedagogy while helping students make awesome stuff.

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Omid is a student at Western Michigan University where he is studying Music Performance percussion and Multimedia Arts and Technology. He hopes to pursue a career in audio engineering with an interest in studio recording and audio for film.

When not at school, Omid is also a music educator. He shares his passion for music by teaching the front ensemble of two high school marching bands as well as giving private lessons.

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Virginia Davis

Producer

Virginia Davis is Professor of Music Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2005 and taught public school music at all levels. Her research interests include meaningful music education practices, secondary general music, drums and percussion, and popular music education. Dr. Davis stays active as a musician, currently playing percussion with the Valley Symphony Orchestra in south Texas and her faculty pop/rock band The Minör Revisiöns. 

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Omid Tavakoli

Sound Engineer

Music Performer

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