Gabriela Ocádiz

Assistant Professor
Office: TC 125
Phone: 519-661-2111 x82043

Gabriela Ocádiz is an active music educator, researcher and scholar. Her research has focused on examining examines pragmatically and philosophically experiences and practices of music education in community and school settings. Particularly, her focus is on music education praxis in social contexts in transformation due to human mobility. Gabriela received her bachelor’s in music education from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico, and her master’s in Music and a Kodály certification from Colorado State University in the United States.

Throughout her career, she has studied and acquired an ample variety of teaching experience in Mexico, Colombia and in the United States. Gabriela has presented papers and workshops in international conferences as well as in Canada. In the past, she worked at Western University as Teaching Assistant for the courses of Kodály Musicianship, Elementary Methods and Introduction to Music Education. She is currently a PhD candidate in Music Education at Western University, teaches Early-childhood music classes with a Kodály approach at Forest City Talent Education (FCTE), and develops and implements music education programs with newcomers to Canada in collaboration with community centres in London, Ontario.