The writer behind the blog

portrait photo of the blog author in front of a leafy tree
Me, stood in front of a tree

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Danielle and I am the blog writer, baker, and IT person behind The Philosopher’s Scone! I started my professional life while studying music business at New York University. While I was in school, I played in the viola for several orchestras and ensembles. But as graduation approached, I took an international copyright management job at a music publishing house. When I wasn’t at the publishing house, I worked in concert and event production. I was also a producer for the New Music Seminar and stage manager for music festivals. Working behind the scenes in live music was so much fun!

The thrill of creating live events kept me coming back for more and my co-workers at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. were a family that I could count on for professional and friendly support. However, despite having a vast network of friends and colleagues and enjoying the work I was doing, it was not enough. I decided to go back to school for a master’s degree in learning, pedagogy, and assessment at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. focusing on the state of professional readiness training within higher music education.

Diving into higher music education research lead me to pursue a Ph.D. with a focus on the student experience. Data came from U.K. music colleges where I interviewed students about their perceptions and feelings about their lives. During this data collection, I fell in love with the process of talking to people and finding their stories. So I really wanted to continue doing that. Soon, I discovered the world of writing. I have talked to some fascinating people and found their unique stories to share with the world. I do this when I am not writing my doctoral thesis or for my personal blog The Philosopher’s Scone!

Well, that’s about it. You now know the writer behind the blog. Feel free to say hello and drop me a line at or the contact page