Content Specialist (Technology), Program
Spencer joined Little Kids Rock in 2016 as the Technology Education Manager. A teacher for three years in New York City public schools, Spencer focused on combining instrumental performance with recording and digital music production. His students learned to play guitar and keyboard and produced music using iPads and laptop computers. As an educator, Spencer focused on cultivating a love of music in his students and on providing them with the skills necessary to continue to learn on their own. His YouTube channel, built to support his students’ learning, features over 150 educational videos, from instrumental lessons to software demos to play-a-long tracks.
Spencer was in the first graduating class of New York University’s dual degree program, completing his BA in Music Performance in 2012 and his MA in Music Education the following year. Spencer performs around the city on banjo, bass, guitar, trombone, voice, and occasionally drums. He also writes and records music in his home studio, heavily distracted by his two pet ferrets.