Brian is a musician, writer, educator, and entrepreneur. He holds a BM in Music Composition and Arranging from McMaster University, MFA-Ethnomusicology from York University, and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto. He is an Ontario Graduate Scholar, recipient of the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award and the Bernice Adams Award in Art and Culture, an Apple Certified Trainer, and a Fellow at Scotch College in Melbourne, Australia.
His accomplishments include the Composers in Electronic Residence, lead trainer in an Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT), Director in the Digital Strategies Practice with KPMG Canada, and creator of the Connected Intelligence Education Program. He is the author of The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere. Brian has given keynote presentations in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
One of his most enjoyable activities is playing blues, shuffle, and funk piano for the band Upbeat Groove. When he’s not playing piano, he enjoys listening to live music performed by the many talented musicians in the region.
Brian is fortunate to live in Ontario’s Lake Country Region, a beautiful area two hours north of Toronto. It is an area with a vibrant live music culture that offers numerous outdoor activities.