Stephen holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Melbourne.
He has been studying piano since the age of five, and after topping his year in music at The University High School went on to study under some of Australia’s pre-eminent concert pianists including Stephen McIntyre, Geoffrey Tozer, Michael Kieran-Harvey and Dr Ian Holtham. He has studied pipe organ with John O’Donnell and Douglas Lawrence and conducting under John Hopkins.
Stephen has been Director of Music at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kew since 2003. Prior to that, he spent eight years at St James’ Old Cathedral as the Director of Music there.
Stephen is Conductor of the Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir and also conducts for other organisations such as the Early Music Society of Victoria. He has many years teaching experience in his private studio and is a sought after accompanist. Stephen performs and conducts around Melbourne regularly and performed as pipe organ soloist in Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony with the Boroondara Symphonic Band. He has recently performed solo recitals in New York and Toronto.