Adjunct Professor - Education
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Professor Parkes completed a Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Musicology, and Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Research at the University of Ottawa, and holds a Ph.D. in music education from McGill University, where she researched how to effectively train studio music teachers to work with students with autism. In 2012, Professor Parkes founded Lotus Centre for Special Music Education, a charitable organization committed to providing access to music education for people with exceptionalities, where she currently serves as executive director. She publishes, presents at conferences and guest lectures throughout North America and internationally on teaching music to students with special needs and other issues in music education.