Deaf and hard-of-hearing musicians: Crafting a narrative strategy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The topic of deafness has been studied in the field of music education; however, this work largely reflects hearing world perspectives. The author of this study, a music educator who identifies as hard-of-hearing, draws upon Deaf cultural discourses as a way of bringing a more nuanced understanding to this topic. The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, the researcher works to develop a cohesive poststructural narrative approach that makes use of Foucaults theorizing about power. Then, the researcher applies this "crafted" narrative strategy to examine the public music making of a particular Deaf Finnish musician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalResearch Studies in Music Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 8 2015


  • Deaf musicians
  • Foucault
  • disability studies
  • narrative inquiry
  • poststructuralism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Music


Dive into the research topics of 'Deaf and hard-of-hearing musicians: Crafting a narrative strategy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this