Bio: Music teacher and researcher. I began my secondary school teaching career at Featherstone Secondary Boys' School in Southall. By week three, and never having played a brass instrument before, I was playing Eb Bass in the school band, a selection from Mary Poppins. Moves to schools in Worcestershire and Basingstoke, then higher degree study (The learning process of a group of 14-15 year-old rock musicians) led me to Homerton College, Cambridge and the Universty's Faculty of Education and work with beginning secondary school music teachers and their mentors. By now I had learnt how to read, write and think about music education. Initially rejecting the world of social media, I have become a convert understanding how this is part of the time-space contraction that is global modernity. I see my weekly blogs rather like a weekly newspaper column or perhaps like Radio 4s Thought for the Day. Each blog takes five to seven minutes to read and is intended to provoke thought.

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