Hello and Welcome!  I am currently an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. I am thrilled to be a part of the Moores School of Music’s community of musicians, scholars, and teachers.

I am passionate about children’s musicking, elementary and early childhood music teaching, and informal and vernacular music practices.  If you have questions about music education at the University of Houston or about my research, please feel free to contact me at jdkastner@uh.edu.


Upcoming Events

Just published: “Learning to Let Go: Informal Music Learning in the Music Classroom,” in the Orff Echo, Summer 2014

****Coming in 2015 – “Becoming Music Teacher Educators,” a phenomenological case study of five early career music teacher educators, to be published in the International Journal of Music Education, co-authored with Kristen Pellegrino, Bridget Sweet, Heather Russell, and Jill Reese

One Response to Home

  1. Ricardo Ray Hernanez says:

    Hello Dr. Kastner,
    I attended your workshop this past Thursday at TMEA. I loved it! Where may I find your notes? I cannot find them on TMEA. May I ask you for a copy?

    With Gratitude,
    Ricardo Hernandez

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