Jirene is qualified with a Bachelor of Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne and an AMEB Flute Diploma of Associate in Music (A. Mus. A). She is also currently undertaking her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Over the years she has learnt from music teachers such as Carolyn Grace and Alan Hardy.
Currently Jirene performs with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's Wind Symphony. Over the years she has also been involved in various bands and ensembles as well as participating in multiple competitions such as the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship Competetition. She is also currently involved with the Crescendo Music Australia and has performed alongside the Western Arts Theatre.
In 2016 she was awarded the Francis Quinn Arts Encouragement Award by the Melbourne Conservatorium for excellence in flute performance.
Before pursuing flute, Jirene studied piano at a young age and learnt from various teachers including Christine Simpson. She still engages in playing and teaching the piano to students.
As she is passionate about educating aspiring musicians in their musical journeys, she currently volunteers as a Flute Tutor as part of the Distance Learning Program in the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). This involves conducting lessons over Skype to assist in the development of these young musicians and to impart her knowledge to them. She believes that these musicians can use their skills and talents so that through them music can be a positive influence in their society and the world at large.
Jirene focuses in creating imagination and fun in her lessons to inspire and motivate her students to the best of their abilities in all aspect of performance, practice and teaching. She aims in allowing her students to embark on their musical journeys in whichever way that suits them best, catering to each student individually. She has experience in working with children and adults and is well equipped to support learners with a variety of learning needs including dyslexia, autism and mild to moderate intellectual abilities.