Gilles Comeau received his Ph.D. in the Foundations of Music Education in 1995
from the University of Montreal. There he continued his Post-Doctoral
studies in piano pedagogy from 1995-1997 with Marc Durand and Gilles Manny.
Currently a Professor in the Department of Music of the University of Ottawa,
Dr. Comeau co-ordinates both the piano pedagogy and the music education
sectors. He has been the beneficiary of many research grants, including grants
from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Innovation Trust to
establish a 1.2 million dollar research laboratory in piano pedagogy. In the
last years, Dr. Comeau has set up many multidisciplinary research groups, all
studying various aspects of piano learning and piano teaching. He has authored
many books including Comparing Dalcroze, Orff and Kodąly and the five
books in the Illustrated History of Music for Young Musicians series.
He is also the author of over 20 educational kits to be used by music and art
teachers, and has written various research papers in music education and piano
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