A Brief Bio
Music: Brian holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Ethnomusicology and remains interested in exploring the cultural context of musical creativity. He also holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) from McMaster University with a major in music composition and arranging. Brian also holds a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from the University of Toronto. Today he enjoys music by learning how to improvise blues piano and attending live music events such as the Mariposa Folk Festival.
Education: As a educator, Brian developed creative approaches to the use of technology in learning. He was honoured to receive the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award, as well as the Bernice Adams Award. As a speaker, workshop leader, and learning strategist, Brian has worked across Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. His work as an educator focused on finding ways to enhance thinking skills, creativity, and innovation in learning. Throughout his career in education, Brian was a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and consultant in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.
- New Age Learning Model drives Toronto elementary school production of “Virtual Community” CD-ROM, Graphic Exchange, Fourth Anniversary Issue 1995 (Download PDF of New Age Learning Model);
- The Virtual Classroom, Redefining Learning Beyond the Four Walls, Computing Now, November 1993. (Download PDF of The Virtual Classroom)
- In 1994 and 1995, Brian was a Honorary Fellow of Scotch College in Melbourne, Australia.
- He was also a speaker and workshop leader for the Apple Distinguished Educator’s Program.
Business: As an entrepreneur, ran successful educational consulting and financial services business. He has worked with companies such as Apple Computer, The Canadian Film Centre, KMPG Canada, the Connected Intelligence Program in Madeira, Portugal, and Raymond James Ltd. Canada.
Able Kids Rehab Clinic: Brian is a web content developer for Able Kids Rehabilitation – Malawi, Africa Able Kids Rehab Clinic was opened in April 2013 by Victor Musowa in response to the great demand for the helping children with special needs. You can also follow Able Kids Rehab on Facebook.
Brian currently enjoys living in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.