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Prof Lucy Green
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Emeritus Professor
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

Lucy is Emerita Professor of Music Education at the UCL Institute of Education, London UK. She is internationally known for her work in music education, particularly in relation to new pedagogies, gender, ideology and the sociology of music education. 

Her main authored books are: Music on Deaf Ears: Musical Meaning, Ideology and Education (1988/2nd edition 2008); Music, Gender, Education (1997); How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education (2001/paperback 2002); Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008). 

Her edited books are: Learning, Teaching and Musical Identities: Voices Across Cultures (2011) and Music Education as Critical Theory and Practice: Selected Essays (2014). 

Her teachers’ handbook, Hear, Listen, Play! How to Free Your Students' Aural, Improvisation and Performance Skills (2014) is a practical guide for teachers, bringing together work in classrooms, extra-curricular groups and instrumental tuition. 

Her last book was co-authored with Dr David Baker and is called Insights in Sound: Visually Impaired Musicians’ Lives and Learning (2017). 

Her publications have been translated into many European languages as well as Chinese. She has presented keynotes in countries around the world and serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals. 

Lucy has been Principle Investigator and/or Mentor on a number of funded projects. She developed and led the research project “Informal Learning in the Music Classroom” within the British movement “Musical Futures”, www.musicalfutures.org and this work is now being implemented from Australia in countries across the world - www.musicalfuturesinternational.org/. 

She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hedmark, Norway, for services to music education. 

Currently she is beginning work on a new project concerning self-accompanied classical singing. The research is in its very early stages but as part of it she has made a self-accompanied CD: Dowland Songs From a Jacobean Parlour (2020, lucygreen.hearnow.com) and she is working on another, to be called Self-accompanied Italian Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

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Whilst at the Institute of Education Lucy taught across the board, from in-service courses, to B.Ed and Diploma, primary and secondary PGCE, and she was Course Leader of the Master in Music Education for many years. She sole supervised a number of doctoral students over the years, and she is delighted to remain in touch with most of them. 

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