I'm Katy Robinson, and I'm the Research and Evaluation Assistant at Youth Music. I studied Music at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2012. It was there that I discovered a love of all things music education - both in a practical and a theoretical sense - and went on to study at the same university for a Master's degree in the Psychology of Music. Since then, I have enjoyed a number of roles and positions - namely an 8-month stint as a Research Assistant on a Cultural Value project funded by the AHRC and led by Prof. Stephanie Pitts of Sheffield University. In addition to this, I have worked as a researcher on two community music education projects with Music in the Round - and these not only saw me observing music workshops in primary schools and nurseries, but also allowed me to participate on a practical level, which I enjoyed very much! I also worked as the Producer for an emerging immersive theatre company named 'The Bare Project' in Sheffield from 2013-14, and have keen interests in theatre and performing arts. Aside from music education, my research interests centre around music and the arts in everyday life, musical participation/engagement in adult life, and audience research.