Ben Duinker

Post Doctoral Research Associate


Ben Duinker is a music theorist, percussionist, educator, and choral singer. He began post-secondary studies in Civil Engineering but switched to music full time at age 21. Duinker holds a PhD in Music Theory and a MMus in Percussion Performance from McGill University and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto. He also performs and tours with the Montreal-based quartet  Architek Percussion.


Remote Percussion Training Yields Effective Improvement and Student Satisfaction

This study compared the effectiveness of in-person and remote (virtual) musical training in percussion by measuring motor output, performance quality, and student satisfaction. Using videoconference technologies such as Zoom may help reduce accessibility barriers to in-person music training (Biasutti et al., 2021, Lancaster, 2007). The inherent visual expressivity of percussion performance is ideal to study the effectiveness of remote musical training (Hartenberger, 2016, Schutz & Lipscomb, 2007)
Poster from The Space Between Conference at McMaster University, April 29-30 2022