Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London UK. Her research interests are in the sociology of music education, specializing in meaning, ideology, gender, popular music, inclusion, equality, informal learning, and new pedagogies. She has lectured and presented keynotes in countries around the world, and serves on the Editorial Boards of twelve journals, including Music Education Research, Radical Musicology, Popular Music, the British Journal of Music Education, the Journal of World Popular Music, and Research Studies in Music Education. Lucy led the research and development project Informal Learning in the Music Classroom within the British movement Musical Futures, and this work is now being implemented in schools across the UK and in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and parts of the USA, Brazil, Cyprus and other countries. Her more recent research took that work forward into instrumental tuition, . Her first four authored books are: Music on Deaf Ears: Musical Meaning, Ideology and Education (1988/2008), Music, Gender, Education (1997), How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead For Music Education (2001) and Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008). Her edited book, Learning, Teaching and Musical Identities: Voices Across Cultures came out in 2011. Her next book, to be published in 2014, is a practical handbook for teachers bringing together work in classrooms and instrumental tuition, entitled Hear, Listen, Play! How to Free Your Students' Aural, Improvisation and Performance Skills.