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Jhames F. Labrador

Faculty, Middle School Unit
Lecturer, Higher Education Unit
Violin and Chamber Music Teacher, Music Center


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, De La Salle University
  • Master of Arts in Philippine Studies Major in Language, Culture and Media, De La Salle University
  • Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education, University of Santo Tomas



Dr. Jhames F. Labrador obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology and master’s degree in Philippine Studies, major in language, culture, and media from De La Salle University-Manila. He was a research fellow at the 4th DLSU-College of Liberal Arts Research Writing Workshop in 2016 and a Kritika National Fellow in 2017. He has published in several academic journals namely the MALAY Journal of DLSU-Manila, LEAPS Faculty Research Journal of Miriam College, TALAS Journal of the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts and the International Journal of Arts Education of the National Taiwan Arts Center.

His multidisciplinary research interests include music education and nationalism, sociology of education, social capital, and issues in contemporary education. He is a full-time faculty of Miriam College Middle School and the Basic Education Unit Representative to the Miriam College Research Committee.

Dr. Labrador also studied at the University Of Santo Tomas Conservatory Of Music in the Bachelor of Music Education program. He was under the tutelage of violinists, Mr. Alfonso “Coke’ Bolipata and Ms. Gina Medina. His experience as an orchestral player and a chamber musician has led him to performances in different concert halls in here and abroad. As a string pedagogue, he has developed a method of traditional and unorthodox system of string instruction.



  • Labrador, J. F. (2019, March). Tungo sa Nasyonalistang Kurikukulum: Batayang Kaisipan sa Pagtuturo ng Musikang Filipino. LEAPS Faculty Research Journal, Miriam College, Quezon City.

  • Labrador, J. (2017). Lesson Plan on Philippine Music and Instruments. In Johnny Cristobal (Ed.), Gabay sa Araling Sagisag Kultura ng Filipinas (pp. 38-59). National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

  • Labrador, J. F. (2017, July). A Preliminary Analysis of the Music and Arts Program of the Philippine K to 12 Curriculum. International Journal of Arts Education: Special Issue on Southeast Asian Scholars, National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Taiwan.     

  • Labrador, J. F. & H. Chua (2016, November). K to 12 Music Curriculum in the Philippines: Grade 7 Perceptions on the (Nationalist) Music Content. TALAS Journal, Philippine Cultural Education Program-National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Manila.

  • Labrador, J. F. (2016, April). Rebyu ng Polisiya at Praktika sa Implementasyon ng K-12 Music Kurikulum. MALAY Journal, De La Salle University, Manila.

  • Labrador, J. F. (2016, April). MusiKaranasan. BUKLOD Faculty Literary Journal, Miriam College, Quezon City.

  • Labrador, J. F. (2015, March). Himno at Ritmo ng Nasyonalismo: Dalumat ng Musika sa Kurikulum. LEAPS Faculty Research Journal, Miriam College, Quezon City.