Music Educator - Researcher - Speaker - Thought Leader



I am a passionate music educator, researcher, advocate, and leader, constantly exploring the emerging trends in learning and teaching practice in music, the arts, and beyond. I am a passionate educator and I am focused on developing quality experiences that will enhance efficacy and understanding in the following areas:-

  • technology-based learning (including online learning),

  • collaboration and problem solving,

  • strategic thinking, design, and application,

  • research and evidence-based practice,

  • artistic performance and creativity,  

  • creative, purposeful leadership, 

  • innovative curriculum design and implementation.


I have a diverse background that includes a wide range of leadership experience, combined with many years of teaching in various secondary and tertiary settings. I have offered many presentations, workshops, keynotes, and publications, and continue to be in demand as a presenter and consultant for schools and other organisations.


After being employed in a large independent school in Sydney as Director of Research in Learning and the Barker Institute for many years, I have recently taken on an academic role as Senior Lecturer in Performance Teaching at Melbourne Conservatorium at the University of Melbourne. Having been involved in leading many teams and colleagues, I continue to refine and share my experience in these areas. 


I am fascinated by motivation and self-regulation, having completed my Ph.D. in this area. I continue to undertake research and understand the things that drive humans in all that they do in our lives, with a particular interest in how motivation, the arts, and our sense of self contributes to our well-being. 


Education is pivotal in our lives and continues to change daily. We have the responsibility to alter practice and pedagogy to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the students in all settings. This a necessity to ensure that teachers are able to adapt and change their practice in the 21st century. At the present time with COVID-19, this has never been more important in education.

Please explore our latest webpage and podcast series where we are looking to share creative approaches to teaching online. and



   Areas of expertise 


  • Self-efficacy, motivation and all of the factors that drive our capacity as musicians, performers, teachers, leaders, and learners.

  • Developing self-regulation, goal setting, monitoring, and reflective practice to improve learning and achievement

  • Technology, online learning, and adaptive pedagogy, linked to creative, purposeful teaching practice

  • Purposeful use of assessment to provide quality feedback and improve understanding

  • Changing environments for effective 21st Century teaching and learning

  • Fostering creativity, innovation, problem-solving and adaptive behavior in individuals and teams, 

  • Exploration and development of the collaborative capacities of learners, across all learning environments.