I am the principal investigator of The Learning Networks Project, a research initiative funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Key strands of work include learning in music and the arts, educational equity, and multi cultural education. My current research explores the ways in which adolescent musicians form and participate in music learning networks, to learn music of personal significance. Learning networks are a focus of my dissertation: Music Learning Networks: Supporting the Music Learning of Adolescents--completed in 2016. 


MusEd Lab


I am a visiting scholar at the Music Experience Design Lab at New York University. I provide research consulting support for multiple music learning and music technology programs and initiatives. 


My entry--Arts in Education: Impact and Inequalities--was published in the Sage Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. The entry reviews research about the impacts of arts learning on students, arts achievement gaps, and differential participation in arts education by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. 

Conference Paper Presentations  


Linsin, T. (2015). Music Learning Networks: Understanding and Supporting Young Musicians. Prepared for the Berklee City Music Summit at Teachers College Columbia University.

Teachers College coverage of presentation. 


Linsin, T. (2014). Music Learning Among Adolescents: Evidence from Social Network Analysis. Prepared for the International Society for Music Education 2014 World Conference on Music Education in Salvador and Porto Alegre, Brazil. 


Linsin, T. (2014). Finding Their Voice: An Exploration of Musical Learning Among Young Musicians. Prepared for the American Educational Research Association 2014 National Conference.


Linsin, T. (2014). Music Learning Networks: Supporting the Music Learning of Adolescents. Prepared for the 34th International Network for Social Network Analysis “Sunbelt” Conference.


Linsin, T. (2014). Primary Education in Rural India: A Multilevel Analysis. Prepared for the Comparative and International Education Society 2014 Conference.


Linsin, T. (2012). Student Learning in Government Schools in Rural India: A Multilevel Analysis. Prepared for an American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 National Conference.


Linsin, T. (2007). Low-Wage Earners: Their Work Environments and What They Would Change About Them. Prepared for the 2007 Harvard Student Research Conference.

Working Papers


Diazgranados, S. & Linsin, T.  Does Preschool Have an Effect on the Literacy, Numeracy and Repetition of Children, Three Years After the Intervention: Evidence From a Quasi-Experiment in Bangladesh? Report prepared for Save the Children.


Linsin, T. School Friendship Networks and Academic Performance: A Preliminary Examination of the Relationship between Social Structure and High School Seniors’ Educational Achievement. University of Washington.


Linsin, T. Supporting Learning in Music and the Arts among Low-Income and Racial-Ethnic Minority Learners. University of Washington.


Linsin, T. Music Matters: Using Structural Equation Modeling to Explore the Relationship between High School Students’ Participation in Music, GPA, and College Enrollment. University of Washington.


Photo Credit: Marian Wilson


Photo Credit: Marian Wilson