Born in Adelaide, Madeline commenced violin lessons at age six, and at age eleven was accepted into the Elder
Conservatorium of Music Single Studies program at the age of 14. Madeline continued her tertiary music studies at the same institution and completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance in 2007. During her time at the Conservatorium, Madeline regularly performed as both concertmaster and soloist with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, she toured as a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra performing in Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and London. In 2011, Madeline completed her Masters in Music Studies with Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In January 2015, Madeline commenced a PHD in Music Performance and is currently studying the Paganini 24 Caprices from a pedagogical perspective. With the success of Professional Violin Academy, Madeline expanded her studio business and added other instruments to her Academy and consequently renamed her business to Professional Music Academy of South Australia. With the addition of other instruments, Madeline has created the opportunitiy of assessments and performaces for her students with high quality teaching being the priority throughout the Academy. With a deeper focus on the art of of teaching, Madeline’s students have frequently won prizes at the Adelaide and Sydney Eisteddfods, been awarded scholarships in schools and have been accepted in the Adelaide and Sydney Conservatoriums as tertiary students.
In 2017, Madeline began learning the cello and double bass and has completed AMEB exams in both instruments with high distinctions. With such an acceleration in learning the lower strings, Madeline’s efforts have enabled her to examine for AMEB in these instruments. In 2017, Madeline also completed her fifth grade AMEB theory examination and passed with honours.
In addition to teaching her students, Madeline frequently tutors students from the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and in August 2017 was invited to adjudicate the Adelaide Eisteddfod. She is also a nationally accredited AMEB examiner and a current member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Madeline frequently performs in solo recitals, with visiting artists and members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, Madeline was invited to become a member of faculty for the Elder Conservatorium’s Open Music Academy.