Gareth Dylan Smith 
Skype: garethdylansmith

I write all sorts of things. I have written a book, and I’m working on several more, including a warts-and-all study of a British-Irish punk band; another is a drum teaching book, plus a semi-autobiographical novel, based on all the funny, mad things I say I’ve seen. I write limericks and haiku. I’m a contributor to Rolling Stone. I wrote dozens of pieces about drummers for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, and I write academic book chapters and articles. I also write educational pieces for Rhythm magazine. One of things I enjoy writing most is my blog, because here I can write about what interests me the most, and I get to decide when it goes to press. Sometimes, my blogging is picked up by the Times Higher.


More about my writing:

I am great with deadlines.

I write well under pressure.

My writing is always of the highest standard.

I can write anything, from a haiku to a book.

My interests and references are eclectic.

My fees are negotiable.

My writing is precise, witty, funny and intelligent, sometimes all at once.

I am a master of the double-entendre, so watch out.

Always and never take my writing at face value.

Publications I have written for include:

Music Teacher 

Rolling Stone 

Drummer / iDrum

Music Mark 

IASPM UK and Ireland newsletter 

NAPT newsletter 


Music Education Research International 

Psychology of Music 

Research Studies in Music Education 

Publishers and organizations I work with include:

Intellect Books

Future Publishing

Blaze Publishing


Oxford University Press 


Rowman and Littlefield



Follow these links to pieces I’ve written on my observations of our world:

Porto Alegre

A Café in Southgate

Shared House in London


Keith Tippett gig 

Enter Shikari gig 


Jacquelyn Hynes 

Slowly Rolling Camera

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