PhD, MA (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)
BMus (University of Durham, UK)
Performance diplomas: FTCL (Trinity College of Music London), DSCM (Newcastle Conservatorium of Music), LMusA (Australian Music Examinations Board)
My research and teaching are related to musical performance and studio pedagogy.
My monograph, Studio-based instrumental learning, was published in 2012 by Ashgate, as part of the Psychology of Music series sponsored by the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE). I have also published research studies investigating teaching and student behaviour in instrumental lessons, and student approaches to individual practice.
After completing my first degree in Australia, I studied piano with Ronald Smith in the UK, and performed particularly as an accompanist and chamber musician, in UK, Canada and the Middle East. With further degrees in composition and performance, I completed my PhD with a thesis investigating instrumental teaching and learning in Higher Education. As a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, I established and led undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music performance and pedagogy, before coming to UNSW to establish the specialist BMus pathway in music studio teaching.