I am a dedicated provider of one-on-one oboe lessons from beginner to tertiary level, meeting student and parent expectations at the highest level.
I have an extensive and diverse background as an orchestral oboist, working on a freelance and contractual basis over a period of eighteen years with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Philharmonic and the State Orchestra of Victoria. These engagements included Principal Oboe as well as Section Oboe and Cor Anglais positions.
I hold a Master of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium, in which I achieved the highest possible grade point average. My Masters research into the interaction of muscles in oboe playing is a strong influence on my playing and teaching.
I have been teaching oboe in a private capacity from beginner to tertiary level since 2008, successfully guiding students through AMEB exams and HSC music recitals. I have have previously tutored at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music and Barker College Hornsby, and currently tutor oboe and musicianship at St Ignatius’ College Riverview.
I have completed the certificate in Child Protection Awareness Training of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and the Child Safe eLearning course provided by the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian. I hold a Working With Children Check Number and a National Police Check Certificate.