Member of the CERADA steering group.
Lauri Väkevä is a professor of music education at the Sibelius Academy, University of Arts Helsinki, Finland. A co-editor of three books, he has also published several book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented papers in international conferences in the fields of music education, musicology, music history and popular music studies. His main research interests include Afro-American music, popular music pedagogy, history of popular music, pragmatism, philosophy of music education, informal learning and digital music culture. His work assignments have also included working as a musician, music journalist, general music teacher, and instrumental teacher.