From 2013 I started giving piano lessons to primary school students in Malmsbury and Melbourne. This was a new, enjoyable departure for me. I ask the children what tunes they like then transcribe them so they can play them, adding some technical features to help their technique and musicianship. Their parents tell me that they do not have to make their children practise and the children become much more proactive in the lessons.
Vocal and conducting coaching
I regularly work as a vocal and conducting coach with Conservatorium students in Melbourne as well as other cities around Australia.
Contact me directly or via the form below to arrange lessons or coachings.
Since 2010 I have been a Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Between 2006-2009 I was a Senior Lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts (from 2007, The University of Melbourne), where I devised a new Postgraduate Diploma in Opera, supervised Honours and Postgraduate (PhD,Masters) students and taught the following subjects:
Ensemble (Acting Coordinator)
French, German & Italian for Musicians
I have given guest lectures and masterclasses around the world, at places including: Sommerakademie Altenburg, Germany; Maggio Fiorentino Formazione, Italy; Canberra School of Music; Melba Memorial Conservatorium; Mietta Song Competition; Cardiff International Academy of Voice, Wales; Monash University; New Bulgarian University, Sofia; Hobart Conservatorium; Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK; Shanghai Normal University; Hong Kong University; Sydney Conservatorium; Hong Kong Baptist College; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Institute of Musical Arts, North Carolina, USA; University of Melbourne.
I have worked in class and in musical activities in several secondary schools including the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary College (Melbourne), Scotch College (Melbourne), Gippsland Grammar School (Sale, VIC), Braemar College (Woodend, VIC), Erindale College (Canberra) and Brighton Secondary College (Adelaide). I have also worked in primary schools in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide.
Two-Day Music Intensive
In April 2011 I organised the first of what I hope will be a series of two-day intensive music training sessions in regional cities around Australia. That one was on The Gold Coast, Queensland. and I am planning ones in New South Wales and Victoria as well as a return to Queensland, based on positive feedback received.