About Me

 

Bio

Licensed Body Mapping Educator
BMus (Syd) LTCL LMusA
mAUSTAT mASPAH

I studied piano with Elizabeth Green and Phillip Shovk while undertaking a Bachelor of Music in Performance at Sydney University. I continued my postgraduate performance studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Sulamita Aronovsky and in London with Irina Zaritskya. On returning to Australia my interest in performance disciplines led to gaining qualification as a practitioner of Alexander Technique. As an extension specific to the field of music performance and teaching, I trained to become the first accredited Andover Educator resident in Australia.

As a music educator I have extensive knowledge in performance practice across mainstream genres and a depth of experience in instrumental teaching. Integrating this with a sophisticated approach to how movement and manner of physical use impacts upon performance gives my teaching a unique tone.

As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator I am well resourced with support from a worldwide community of teachers dedicated to the same mission – to place music education on a secure somatic foundation. We work with our fellow musicians to establish healthy patterns of movement that will last them a lifetime of playing. These same patterns will also enhance sound quality and expression in music making.

Embodying this learning is essential to moving with ease and joy and stands alone as the most effective method I’ve found for sounding my best and becoming a more liberated musician.

My Approach

All Licensed Body Mapping Educators are musicians first and foremost. As such we have a shared language and experience with the people we help.  We are also highly trained movement educators. As an AE and a musician then, I start with my own experience of weaving quality movement information into my playing and my teaching strategies. As musicians we expect to evolve our musical skills over a lifetime of playing and so it is with my own approach to integrating movement skills. Continuing learning informs our experience and method in bringing about  the opportunity for success.

Having movement information is great. It’s even better when its embodied and in harmony with what the music asks of us as performers. So fusing musical and movement intentions is key to a truly effective way of transforming your performance.

 

My Experience

  • 48 years across solo, collaborative and ensemble platforms, live performance & recording.
  • 37 years teaching music in school  and private studios.
  • Professional development workshops, conference presentations and conservatory programs.
  • Masterclass/workshop facilitation.

My Education

  • Bachelor of Music Performance (University of Sydney)
  • Postgraduate Performance Studies (RNCM) & London, UK.
  • Alexander Technique Associates Teacher Training (ATA) Sydney
  • Association for Body Mapping Education – Licensure Body Mapping Educator for Musicians 

Modes of Learning

Individual Lessons

Groups & workshops

School Programs