Lee Bartel is Professor Emeritus of Music and Health and Music Education and at the University of Toronto and Member of the Board and Chair of the Research and Education Committee for the Artists’ Health Alliance. He served as Faculty of Music Associate Dean of Research, and was the Founding Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) at University of Toronto from 2011 – 2015.
He is a Member of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, Cross-appointed to Institute for Life Course and Aging, as well as the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science. He taught graduate courses on Music and Brain as well as Social Psychology of Music. With extensive early experience as a music teacher at all levels and as a performing choral conductor, singer, violinist, and guitarist, he has special interest in conditions of learning, pedagogic culture, social psychology, and music in human development.
In music education his research has included cognition and perception, social psychology, and curriculum, and in general education ranges from international education to issues of evaluation, professional development, homework, and 21st Century learning.
He has done internationally recognized research in: music enjoyment ability retraining (hearTunes) approaches for cochlear implant recipients at Sunnybrook Health Sciences; Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation for Cardiac Rehab at Toronto Rehab; Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation (RSS) and Fibromyalgia at Mount Sinai Hospital; RSS and Alzheimers at Baycrest; RSS and Major Depressive Disorder with the CAN-BIND project, as well as pilots in Ehlor’s Danlos Syndrome, and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.