I am an independent music practitioner with over thirty years teaching experience. I taught part time at Sydney Conservatorium of music for 26 years, teaching undergraduate, post graduate and high school music students. I have taught privately for more than 30 years. I regularly give studio concerts and students are encouraged to perform in these and also to enter music competitions. I am an active performer. I am a founding member of the clarinet trio Charisma and perform regularly with this group and giving solo recitals all over the world. I have recorded a number of solo CDs and an additional area of work is research into the traditional music of East Timor, the subject of my PhD.