Grafton NSW High School
Wollongong Teachers’ College – Primary: two years full time
Sydney Conservatorium of Music – Secondary Music and English: four years full time (Dip.Mus.Ed. with Merit)
Piano Teacher Accreditation – Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Dorothy Heathcote Drama
Classroom Art and Creative Colour Techniques
Gifted and Talented Education
Orff Schulwerk Music
Speech, Poetry and Movement in Creative Performance
Member of various choirs from an early age; Sydney Opera House choir and orchestra performances conducted by Richard Gill; Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Performing Arts Association Choir, Coffs Harbour NSW.
Khancoban Public School (Snowy Mountains NSW) class teacher
Manly Public School (Sydney) class teacher
St Mary’s College, Wollongong – Music Co-ordinator Yrs 7 to 10 and cathedral organist for school events; public concert organiser, organised coach travel and subscription ballet excursions to SOH over several years; piano accompanist for G and S performances
Ravenswood, Sydney Lower Primary music specialist, accompanist; musical play author and producer
Waterloo, Erskineville, Newtown – Three-year Disadvantaged Schools Program as a Years K – 6 Creative Arts Demonstration teacher, Art, Music and Drama. (twenty-two demonstration lessons per week; organised public art exhibitions, concerts and drama performances for the three schools)
Knox Grammar School – Yrs 1 – 4 Art teacher and later Year One class teacher; author and producer of end-of-year musical plays; accompanist for musicals and violin soloists
PLC Melbourne – Year 6 class teacher; commissioned to write a 90 minute multicultural musical play for Years Five and Six (which I wrote and composed)
Ascham, Sydney; Lower primary class music; integration of the creative and performance arts with literacy; (informal) consultant for high-level class Assembly items; wrote/composed/produced/directed end-of-year musicals.
Retired from class teaching
Moved from Sydney to Coffs Harbour NSW
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium – piano teacher Preliminary to Grade 8 – twelve years (part time)
President of 80-member Performing Arts Association choir and orchestra. Choir rehearsal accompanist and organ soloist. Designed and co-ordinated combined choir and orchestra concert programmes for public performances over six years (volunteer position).
Small groups, multiple grades as exam preparation.
Moved to Toowoomba, Queensland in 2015.
Focussing on writing English literacy books, teaching piano and composing piano and choral music as an interest rather than a profession.