Gabriela Ocadiz Velazquez

PhD Student
Music Education
Office: TC 125

Gabriela Ocádiz Velázquez received her Bachelor in Music Education from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and her Master's in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University. Gabriela is currently a PhD in Music Education student at Western University. Her first teaching experience was acquired as Assistant Conductor, Women’s Choir Conductor and Solfege teacher at Schola Cantorum of Mexico. Prior to her arrival at Western University, she was employed as a Solfege teacher, Piano instructor and Early Childhood Music Initiation teacher at the Institute Kwapisz in Mexico City. During her Master’s degree at Colorado State University she was a Teaching Assistant for Elementary Music Teaching.

Gabriela’s research interests are in exploring the potentials of Kodály’s approach of music education within Mexican culture, the processes of folksong transformation in oral traditions, and the socio-cognitive impact of singing games.  More broadly, she is interested on the social impact of music education in society, especially within underrepresented communities.