Professor of Music Education
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2019–(ongoing)
Docent of Music Education
University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2021–(ongoing)
I work as Professor of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. I am also Docent of Music Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.
As Professor of Music Education, I am actively involved in developing music (teacher) education, and teach and supervise music education students at the Masters and Doctoral Level. I also hold leadership positions with international organizations such as the International Society for Music Education (ISME).
My research interests are initiated by a need to better understand the surrounding world so as to help the music education profession understand and response to the rapid changes and global challenges.
I have published widely in distinguished peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored Säveltäjyyden jäljillä, a book on composing pedagogy, as well as co-edited Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education anthology.
My articles on topics such as music-related learning communities, digital technology, composition pedagogy, and the development of intercultural competencies in music teacher education have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. Lately, I have become increasingly interested in questions related to equality, ethics, and socio-ecological justice.
I am specifically interested in advancing ethical and sustainable research practices within music education. I am a certified VIRT2UE Research Integrity and Ethics Trainer. I also serve as the Research Integrity Adviser at Sibelius Academy.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3098-5707
VIRT2UE Research Ethics Trainer
The Embassy of Good Science / Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) / University of Helsinki / EU Horizon, VIRT2UE Train-the-Trainer programme for ethics and research integrity trainers, 2021
Doctor of Music (Music Education)
Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2012
Master of Arts in Applied Music Psychology
Roehampton University, UK, 2009
Thesis title: A case study of digital musicians learning to make music.
Master of Music
Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2008
Thesis title: Mikserielämää. Etnografinen tutkimus muusikkoidentiteetin rakentumisesta musiikin verkkoyhteisössä. [Mikseri life – An ethnographic study of the construction of musical identity in an online music community.]
Teacher’s pedagogical studies (60 ECTS)
Helsinki University, Finland, 2008