Teaching since April 2009
Teaches special needs
Working with children check
Teaches students aged 12 to 80
Eileen Stainkamph Memorial Prize from University of Melbourne School of Music for Piano/Theory Grade 5 1976 , Violin Grade 5 AMEB , Piano Grade 6/HSC 1978 , Music Theory and Harmony Grade 6/HSC 1978 , Life Member of Waverley Randwick Philharmonic Society Inc , Graduate Diploma in Information Management-Librarianship (UNSW) 1991 , Basic Methods of Instruction (TAFE NSW) 1993 , Cert IV Small Business Enterprise (TAFE NSW) 1998 , Bachelor of Science (computer science) (UQ) 1987
Advanced violinist and pianist experience:
1991-1998 years in Waverley Randwick Philharmonic Society as 2nd violinist (8 years including leader of 2nd violins), tenor (2 years) and secretary (1 year), president (1 year), life member, Sydney;
1991-2001 Amateur Chamber Music Society violinist in string ensembles;
1991-2001 fiddler in RooRythmics Bush Band, Sydney, 2001-2005 fiddler in Macarthur Sounds, Sydney; 2005 fiddler in Ten Penny Bit Bush Band, Orange;
2009-2012, 2015-current busking folk music on violin in Orange, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane; violin busking at Tilt Busking Festival, Canberra, 2009;
church violinist Wesley Mission, Sydney, 1991-1998;
attended May Music Camp in Melbourne and played in youth orchestras as violinist in 1976.
Specialise in Irish, Scottish and Australiana folk music on violin/fiddle. Over 42 years experience as violinist on classical, folk and jazz.
My school is exempt from having me registered as a teacher with Queensland College of Teachers because my school is too small. I can get my curriculum certified by Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority so students get a qualification from their studies with us.
I studied violin in Golden Square High School, Bendigo, with Miss Margaret Anderson in 1972-76.
I studied piano and music harmony and theory with Mr Tony Mundy in Belmont, Geelong, Victoria in 1977-78, with Miss Edith Court in Bendigo, Victoria in 1972-76 and with Mrs Brennan in Townsville in 1969-1970.
The studies with Tony Mundy were added to my Victorian HSC by sending my marks through to be assessed by the government examiners even though they were through a private teacher. These marks helped get me into medicine in University of Melbourne. So private teachers with certified curriculum are adequate to teach a person professionally.
TAFE NSW teacher at Randwick TAFE and Loftus TAFE in computer studies in 1991-93.
Centre for Continuing Education University of Sydney teacher in computer studies in 2000 approx.
Online teacher in Web indexing and Linux in WWWalker Web Development Pty Ltd (own business) in 1998-99 approx with students from USA, UK and Australia with own curriculum.
Violin teaching in Orange, Canberra, Brisbane and Caboolture since 2011.