TEACHING

I have been engaged in music education in various capacities for over 15 years, beginning with teaching jazz ensembles at the Acadia University Summer Music Institute, and most recently as a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University and Humber College. I have taught private lessons on bass and guitar, coached ensembles in jazz and popular music, and taught university courses in music history, ethnomusicology, and performance.

This page includes offers details on my teaching experience and practices, including: course outlines, sample assignments, videos filmed in the classroom, and webcasts.

TEACHING DOCUMENTS
Teaching Dossier
Teaching Statement

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Humber College - Sessional Lecturer, 2014-Present

Critical Perspectives in Contemporary Music (F/W 2014-15, F/W 2015-16, F/W 2016-17, F/W 2017-15)
Syllabus - Lecture Video - Lecture Webcast - Sample Assignment

Music In Contemporary Society (F2014, W2016, W2017, W2018)
Syllabus - Lecture Webcast - Sample Assignment

Music in World Cultures (F2015, F2016, F2017)
Syllabus - Lecture Video - Sample Assignment

History of Canadian Music (W2015)
Syllabus - Sample Assignment

Special Ensemble: Livetronica Ensemble (F/W 2017-18)


Ryerson University - Sessional Lecturer, 2014-Present

Popular Music and Culture (W2015, F2015, W2016, F2016, W2017, F2017, W2017)
Syllabus - Sample Assignment

Traditional Musics of the World (W2017, W2018)
Syllabus - Sample Assignment

Social Issues in Popular Music (F2016, F2017)
Syllabus - Lecture Video - Sample Assignment

Music Cultures of the City (F2014)
Syllabus - Sample Assignment

Gospel Music - Songs of the Spirit (W2014)
Syllabus - Sample Assignment


FREELANCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010-2014


Conductor of the
Toronto All-Star Big Band, which is a large community jazz ensemble composed of high school and university students who must audition for admittance

Bass, guitar, and music theory instructor at
Kitchen Music Studio and Canada Music Academy

Private lessons in bass, guitar, theory, and musicianship conducted in my home studio

2002-2005

Marc Enkin Music, Toronto, ON
Private and ensemble lessons, working with beginning and intermediate guitar, bass, and drum students

2000-2001

Canadian Conservatory Summer Rock Camp, Halifax NS
Private and Ensemble lessons in popular music performance

1999-2008

Acadia University Summer Music Institute, Wolfville, NS
Private and ensemble lessons, teaching jazz improvisation and general musicianship to high school students