I first started learning the piano when I was 7 years old. My teacher throughout primary and high school was Kathryn Lambert, a Masters graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School. When I was 14 years old I made the decision that I wanted to complete a music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
With the help of my teacher, I won various eisteddfods in Sydney and also completed the AMEB piano exams with honors. In Year 11, I began preparing for my audition for entry into the Sydney Conservatorium. In 1997, after a successful audition, I began my first year in the Bachelor of Music Studies Performance degree studying with Stephanie McCallum. Whilst in my undergraduate program I concurrently completed my Associate Diploma of Music with Distinction through the AMEB.
In 2010 I completed my Graduate Diploma in Music Education and now also teach part time as a high school music teacher.
I have always loved film music and in 2014, I completed my Diploma in Composition for Film and TV from Berklee University Online based in Boston.
Some of my favourite composers include Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, John Williams and Vangelis to name a few. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of musical genres which range from classical to film and video game soundtracks. Other favourite artists include Yazoo, Valentina Lisitsa, Ludovico Einaudi and Scott D. Davis.
When I'm not in the studio teaching or practicing, I enjoy reading, exercising and learning about analogue synthesizers. I have always been fascinated by the unique sounds that these instruments are capable of and I feel that they offer an entirely unique way to express oneself.
I believe in perpetual self improvement by refining and perfecting my craft. I try to instill a love of music in my students and encourage all to be consistent and give it their best shot.
B.Mus Studies (Sydney Conservatorium), A.Mus.A (Distinction) AMEB, Graduate Diploma in Education, MUSIC (Secondary) Australian Catholic University, Diploma in Composition for Film & TV, Berklee University Boston.