In 2015 I was awarded a distinction for being one of the top 5 outstanding Woodwind teachers in NSW.
Since graduating in 1993 from the University of New England I have been a successful instrumental sax, clarinet and flute teacher and band conductor while also building an extensive performance career.
I have successfully taught students from 1st grade to AMUS in the AMEB system, have enjoyed success with students in the ABRSM Jazz course, which involves a substantial amount of improvisation, as well as tutoring HSC students in Music 1 and 2. I have also taught and examined Certificate of Music courses at Tertiary level. I have taught woodwind at Newington College for the last 12 years.
Most importantly I make learning a fun, creative musical experience while ensuring high levels of musicianship at all times. With a thorough knowledge of both the AMEB classical syllabus and the ABRSM jazz syllabus and extensive practical experience as a contemporary performer my students are ensured of getting an excellent musical education.
Currently I have students ranging from 8 -85 years old
I currently perform in Jazz,Swing,Rock,Funk and African Bands. I have performed and recorded in a variety of settings and toured interstate and overseas.
Currently lead my own Swing /Soul band `The Aston Martinis’ and a Jazz band `Bluelounge’ and work as a freelance musician.
Appeared on TV (The Bachelorette, Midday Show, Mornings with Kerrie Anne, ABC Arts Show) with The Aston Martinis, Gervais Koffee and the African Diaspora and Shirley Purvis and her Public Affair (Lounge Cabaret Show).