Director

Instruments I Teach: Guitar, Bass Guitar

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music (WAAPA)
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV Mental Health
  • Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Australian Kodaly Method Certificate – Level 1
  • Drumbeat Psychoeducational Instructor

Teaching Methodology: My approach is based around the Kodaly Method and focuses on teaching music, not just the instrument. This specialized and holistic approach to learning the guitar is made through the careful selection of musical material and methodical teaching of simple concepts (i.e. beat, rhythm, pitch). These concepts build upon themselves in a fun and enjoyable way for the student to learn.

My strong background in performing and playing of various styles such as Jazz, Funk, R&B, Reggae, Blues and Rock will certainly assist any musician who find themselves in need of learning that little missing piece of information to help them progress their playing to the next level, whatever that level may be.

Greatest Accomplishments:

4 International Tours:

  • 2016 – Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, Banff, Cumberland, Port Alberni, Powell River)
  • 2015 – Europe (Germany, Switzerland)
  • 2013 – Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland)
  • 2013 – Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy)
  • 2013 – Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, Banff, Jasper, Olds)

2 Australian Tours

  • 2015 – Gold Coast and NSW
  • 2014 – Gold Coast and NSW

4 Western Australian Tours

Notable supports include:

  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Ian Moss
  • Katy Noonan
  • Russell Morris
  • Mia Dyson
  • Ross Wilson
  • Wendy Matthews
  • Luka Bloom
  • The Black Sorrows

The quote I live by:

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” (Napoleon Hill)