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Dr Nicholas Breeze

Learning and Teaching Research Projects Officer

Institute of Sports & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542071

Nick currently works part-time as a learning and teaching researcher, supporting academic colleagues with research projects. His work embraces project work in a variety of contexts, working with both students and staff to improve the learning experience. He came to Worcester in 2008 after a career as musician, music teacher and PGCE lecturer. He continues to be active in the field of music education and frequently performs and composes.



  • PhD (University of Bristol)
  • GRSM (Hons) LRAM ARCM (Royal Academy of Music, London)
  • Diploma in Secondary Education (Bath Spa University)
  • Cert Ed (Bulmershe College of HE, Reading)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

His current research interests are:

  • Research into learning and teaching in Higher Education
  • The use of learning technologies in Higher Education
  • Learning and teaching in Higher Education
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and teaching
  • The use of digital video in educational research
  • Multimodality and educational research
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians



Breeze, N., Barber, L., Chapman, V., Beaman-Evans, C. & Beeching, K. (2016) Employability and the UseMyAbility Online Tool: Raising Sports Students’ Awareness to Inform the Development of Their Skills and Attributes. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching. [Online] 5 (1) 62-77. Available from:  [Accessed: 14th June 2016].

Beaman-Evans, C., Chapman, V., Breeze, N. & Bowen-Jones, W. (2015) ‘Usemyability’ (UMA). An investigation into whether an online employability skills audit can enhance students understanding of the term employability. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. [Online] 10. Available from: [Accessed: 28th February 2016].

Barber, L. & Breeze, N. (2015) HND degree ‘top-up’ students’ perceptions of their experience at the University of Worcester: how can future students’ experiences be improved? Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, [Online] 10. Available from: [Accessed: 28th February 2016].

Breeze, N. (2014) MasterClass in music education: transforming teaching and learning (Book review). Music Education Research, 16 (2) 223-225.

Corke, H., Smith, S. & Breeze, N. (2014) 'Flipping' Academic Reading. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, [Online] 9. Available from: [Accessed: 28th February 2016].

Bowen-Jones, W., Chapman, V. & Breeze, N. (2014) Appreciative Inquiry – A Research Tool for Institutional Change. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, [Online] 9. Available from: [Accessed: 28th February 2016].

Sharples, C. & Breeze, N. (2013) Institute of Sport and Exercise Science students' perception of library resources and their availability. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, [Online] 8. Available from: [Accessed: 2nd May 2015].

Breeze, N. (2012) Group composing with computers in the music classroom: a reconsideration of designs for learning in order to realise the potential of recent technologies, in Gillies, R. (ed.) Pedagogy: New Developments in the Learning Sciences, (pp.65-84), Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-62100-846-0

Breeze, N. (2012) Composing with Computers in English Schools: An Empirical Study, in Gall, MRY., Sammer, G. & de Vugt, A (eds.), European Perspectives on Music Education: New media in the classroom, (pp. 99-114), Innsbruck: Helbling Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. ISBN: 9873850618502

Breeze, N. (2011) Multimodality: an illuminating approach to unravelling the complexities of composing with ICT? Music Education Research, 13(4), 389-405.

Breeze, N. (2010) The challenge of classroom group work in computer mediated composition. [Online] Researching Music, Technology & Education SEMPRE Day Conference. Scarborough, UK, 18th September. Available from:

Sammer, G., Breeze, N. & Gall, M. (2009) Using music software at school: a European Framework [Online] Available from:

Breeze, N. (2009) Learning design and proscription: How generative activity was promoted in music composing. International Journal of Music Education, 27(3), 204-219.

Gall, M., Lazarus, E., Tidmarsh, C. & Breeze, N. (2009) Creative Designs for Learning. In R. Sutherland, S. Robertson & P. John (eds.) Improving Classroom Learning with ICT, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.88-114.

Gall, M., & Breeze, N. (2008). Music and eJay: An opportunity for creative collaborations in the classroom. International Journal of Educational Research, 47(1), 27-40.

Gall, M., & Breeze, N. (2007). The sub-culture of music and ICT in the classroom. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 16(1), 41-56.

Gall, M., & Breeze, N. (2005). Music Composition Lessons: the Multimodal Affordances of Technology. Educational Review, 57(4), 415-433.

Gall, M., & Breeze, N. (2005). The times they are a-changing: the subculture of music and ICT in the classroom. [Online] Available from:

Gall, M., & Breeze, N. (2003). Enhancing Learning Using ICT in the Music Classroom. National Association of Music Educators (NAME) Magazine, 11, 46-49.

Sutherland, R., Armstrong, V., Barnes, S., Brawn, R., Breeze, N., Gall, M., Matthewman, S., Olivero, F., Taylor, A., Triggs, P., Wishart, J., & John, P. (2004). Transforming teaching and learning: embedding ICT into everyday classroom practices. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20(6), 413-425.

Sutherland, R., Breeze, N., Gall, M., Matthewman, S., & Triggs, P. (2004). It’s About Interactive Learning. [Online] Available from:


External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Journal of Music, Technology & Education – member of editorial board