Finding the right teacher and getting the right start on any instrument is essential. Whatever the goal, the enjoyment of learning comes from the enjoyment of making progress. I'm confident that I can give you or your child the best possible start to a lifetime of fun music making. I have been fortunate to study with some of the worlds best violinists and teachers, and I get great satisfaction in passing on what I have learnt and watching my students improve.
Remember, both learning and teaching styles differ enormously and it’s important you find the right ‘fit’. Good luck in your search.
A brief outline of my orchestral, solo and ensemble experience:
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Second Violin
Solo recitals - Auckland Town Hall
Auckland Trio - Auckland Town Hall
Dvorak Piano Quintet - The Juilliard School NYC 2005
I have worked on a number of soundtracks for movies including ‘Australia’, 'Mao’s Last Dancer’ and 'Happy Feet’ and shared the stage with pop artists ranging from Bonnie Tyler and Robin Gibb, through to Robbie Williams and 'Anthony and the Johnsons'