Bryden Stillie is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Academic Lead for Student Experience in the School of Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Bryden graduated from the prestigious BA Applied Music programme at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1999, and has subsequently completed two PGCert qualifications in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2008), and Blended and Online Education (2017). He has worked as an external advisor and as an external examiner for a range of further, and higher, education providers and institutions in the UK, and worked with the Scottish Qualifications Authority as the Higher Education Specialist on the Qualification Design Team for the Advanced Higher Music Technology qualification. His teaching specialisms are in drum kit performance, music technology, music education, and musicianship skills. His research fields include: developing new pedagogic approaches to teaching electronic and hybrid drum kit performance; exploring music student transitions from school, college and industry into Higher Education; and using learning technologies to enhance the student learning experience.