Tiija Rinta-Tettey


Dr Tiija Rinta Tettey is a music educator, researcher and lecturer based in London, UK.

Tettey divides her time between the UK and Uganda. In the UK, she runs a music education service in East London. She is a research associate at the International Music Education Research Centre, Institute of Education University College London, and a teacher trainer and researcher at the Kyambogo University, Uganda.

Tettey completed her Doctoral Degree in 2008 from the Institute of Education, University of London, on the inclusion of singing in children’s speech and voice therapy in educational and therapeutic settings with children who exhibit speech and voice disorders. The doctoral thesis was sponsored by the Economics and Social Research Council.

During her time at the Institute, Tettey worked for several research projects in the field of psychology and music, and music education in general. She was awarded funding and scholarships for additional research work in the UK, Finland and Taiwan.

Tettey also has worked for several international NGOs, Government Agencies and universities (including UNICEF, Relief International and the UK Government). Such work has taken her to various countries (such as Nepal, Kenya and Jordan) Please see below for a list of publications on her work.

Tiija is working on a teacher training project in Uganda. The project aims to train primary school teacher on teaching music in classroom settings. The research team is currently designing a handbook for teachers and a comprehensive music curriculum for primary school. The project is sponsored by SEMPRE (Society for Education Music and Psychology Research) and the World Bank.

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