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. At the age of 13 I made the decision that I wanted to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
With the help of my teacher, I won various eisteddfods 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 the AMEB Associate Diploma of Music passing with Distinction.
In 2010 I completed my Graduate Diploma in Music Education and I now also teach part time as a high school music teacher.
I have always loved film music and in 2014, I completed the Composition for Film and TV Diploma via Berklee University Online.
I draw inspiration from many musical genres but my very favourite composers include Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, John Williams and Vangelis to name a few. I enjoy listening to a wide range of music which includes classical, bossa nova, jazz, film music and video game soundtracks. Other favourite artists of mine 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 synths. 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 aim to instil a love of music in my students and encourage all to be consistent with practice and do their best.
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.