Erin Hansen (Music Education) received her doctorate in music education from the University of Michigan, where she also completed her Master of Music Education degree. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Hansen previously taught fifth through twelfth grade orchestra, several fiddle ensembles, and class guitar for Saline Area Schools and later Ann Arbor Public Schools in Michigan for over ten years. She also served on the Michigan board for the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) for six years while acting as program director for the MASTA Elementary String Camp. Dr. Hansen continues to develop her musicianship and craft of teaching by maintaining a private studio, taking lessons in a variety of styles, attending workshops, playing chamber music, and earning certification in Suzuki and Music Learning Theory. Dr. Hansen's research explores and illuminates ways in which individuals interact with music making and music study. Her specific of study include the roles of music making for members of the LGBTQQIA community, social equity through music making, and adult music makers. Dr. Hansen's work has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education.