Erin PARKES

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Erin PARKES
Adjunct Professor - Education

Bachelor of Music, University of Ottawa
Master of Arts in Musicology, University of Ottawa
Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Research, University of Ottawa
Ph.D in Music Education, McGill University


Work E-mail: eparkes@uottawa.ca

Erin PARKES

Biography

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. 

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