Dr. Dalby received his undergraduate education from Utah State University in Logan and did his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the Master of Science and Doctor of Education degrees in music education. His research and teaching interests include Music Learning Theory, improvisation, intonation and rhythm training, and applications of technology in music teaching and learning.
He has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Jazz Educators Journal, Musicus, and The Instrumentalist. Dr. Dalby is the developer, author and administrator of the official website for Music Learning Theory and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. He is also the author of “Audiation Assistant,” aural skills software from GIA Publications.