Orchestral and Teaching Experience between 1976 & 2007
1978 - North Shore Junior Strings held at The North Shore Teachers College.
1979 - North Shore Youth Orchestra under the conductor Gary Daverne, held at St. Joseph's School Hall, Takapuna,and then David Britten took over the role of Conductor. I had some Conducting lessons from him during this time, and discovered that I also loved conducting.
1981 - Auckland Secondary Schools Orchestra under Michael McClellan. Then went on to join the Auckland Youth Orchestra touring the North Island of N.Z.
1981 - I began teaching private pupils Classical Violin, putting them into Trinity College Music Exams.
1981 - began working at the Belmont Music Centre on Saturday mornings. I continued working there for fourteen years.
1983 - Joined the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, meeting up once again with the very talented Gary Daverne MBE
1981 - I conducted the Belmont Music Centre Orchestra on Saturdays. (discovering that I really loved this kind of work)
1982 - Conductor of the North Shore Youth Orchestra and The Bays Orchestra for Adults.
1983 - Was accepted into Loretto Hall, Teachers Training College in Auckland, Remuera
1984 - Loretto Hall was closed down, and we were transfered to Auckland College of Education where I majored in Music under the most influential person, mentor, the late Lindo Francis (who changed my life)
1985 - Graduated in Teachers Training College in 1985.
1986 - First Teaching Position was at St. Joseph's Primary School, Takapuna, Auckland - Became a registered teacher in 1986.
I then resigned full time to offer my services part time as a 'Music Specialist' there.
1994 - Became the Music Specialist at Marina View School, Marina View Drive, West Harbour, Auckland (Still there 2020)
2004 - Was invited to join TEAM SOLUTIONS at The Auckland College of Education in 2004. Missed my classroom, and hands on teaching too much.. ..Driving in Auckland 'peak' traffic wasn't so crash hot either!!! So I went back to M.V.S and have been there since.
Catholic Schools Massed Choir
1988 - Co-conducted my first Massed Choir of 500 children with Brother Harvey Rush at the Auckland Town Hall.
Auckland Primary Principal's Association Music Festivals in the Auckland Town Hall.
1989 - Associate Conductor for Neil Shroff
1990 - Entered St Joseph's choir in to the festival - Programme Five
1992 - Entered St Joseph's choir into the festival Programme Five
1992 - Conducted the Junior Orchestra - Progamme One
1993 - Conducted the Junior Orchestra - Programme Six
1994 - Associate Conductor for David Lines - Programme Three
1995 - Main Conductor - Associate was Desley Simpson - Programme Two
1996 - Main Conductor - Associate was Sherie Dingwall - Programme Two
1997 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor Helen Hyndman - Programme
1998 - Main Conductor - Associate was Helen Hyndman - Programme
1999 - Main Conductor - Associate was Roseanne Wood - Programme Three
2000 - Main Conductor - Associate was Helen Hyndman - Programme Three
2001 - Main Conductor - Associate was Cherie Taylor-Patel - Programme One
2002 - Main Conductor - Assoc. was Helen Hyndman - Programme Two
2003 - Main Conductor - Associate was Jodie Allen - Programme Three
2004 - Main Conductor - Associate was Au'vasa Key - Programme Five
2005 - Main Conductor - Associate was Felicity Auva'a - Programme Three
2006 - Main Conductor - Associate was Lolita Davison - Programme One
2007 - Main Conductor - Associate was Auvasa Auv'a-Key - Programme Two
2008 - Main Conductor - Associate was Ruth Millett - Programme
2009 - Main Conductor - Associate was Karen Kumar - Programme Four
2010 - Main Conductor - Associate was Christine Wilson - Programme One
2011 - Main Conductor - Associate was Jenny Watt - Programme Three
2012 - Main Conductor - Associate was Auvas Auva'a-Key - Programme Six
2012 - Main Conductor - Associate was Vanessa Felix - Programme One
2013 - Main Conductor - Associate was Erica Knights - Programme Eight
2014 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Jenny Watt Guest: Eddie Low
2015 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Jeremy Hantler: Guest: Ray Woolf and Janaya Wadsworth
2015 - MVS Orchestra Item as well - Marina View Musos on two nights 2015
2016 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Hannah Bryant
2016 - MVS Orchestra Item as well - Marina View Musos on two nights 2016
2017 - Main Conductor - Guest Suzanne Lynch and Janaya Wadsworth
2018 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor Kirita Auva'a-Key
2018 - MVS Orchestra playing on two nights 2018
2019 - Main Conductor - Guest Conductor - Rose Alexander 27th November
2019 - MVS Orchestra playing on November 19th Auckland Town Hall
2007 - 2008 Guest Music lecturer for MASSEY UNIVERSITY. ALBANY. Working with the Post Graduate Students..
2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
CURRENTLY MUSIC SPECIALIST AT MARINA VIEW SCHOOL