a1 Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK L.Green@ioe.ac.uk
I am grateful to Ruth Wright and the editors of the journal for inviting me to make this brief response to the fascinating set of articles collected here. Taking the articles as a whole, I wish to offer a few thoughts which came to mind whilst reading them, concerning our roles as music-education researchers and music educators in relation to informal learning.
Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests are in the sociology of music education, specialising in meaning, ideology, gender, popular music and informal learning. She is the author of numerous articles and four books on music education, most recently Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008). Lucy led the research and development of the informal learning project within Musical Futures. She has given keynote lectures and seminars in many countries within Asia, the Americas and Europe, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Music Education Research, Radical Musicology, Popular Music and Research Studies in Music Education.