Music and Education are my passions.


I currently present at workshops around New Zealand and Australia on Technology Integration and Music Technology to teachers and Heads of Departments. I am a Facilitator for global online communities of Music Teachers, and Music Technology. For the last 13 years I have taught in Schools where I have mentored and trained teachers to improve implementation of curriculum and improve student outcomes.


Additionally, I have performed as part of groups in a wide variety of Music genres: Classical Piano, Jazz Combos, Live Laptop Electronica to Trumpet in a Cuban Son Band.


Some of my current projects are; Buskudara -  a genre bending street-band; PressRoll - a live electronica duo; DJ Tunesifter - Vinyl and Digital Funk/Soul/Jazz/Hip-Hop

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Currently: Doctoral Candidate (Chancellors Scholarship)

Victoria University of Wellington

Masters in Education (Distinction)

Victoria University of Wellington

Graduate Diploma of Theology

Laidlaw College, Auckland

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Music (Musicology)

Victoria University of Wellington

Current Professional Positions

Board Member (Deputy chair 2017)

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA)

Executive Committee

Australia and New Zealand Association for Research in 

Music Education

Music Technology Mentor


Current Employment

Education Research and Consultancy

Emo Collective Ltd (Director)

Education Review, K-12 Consultant and Resource creation

Ableton  - Contractor

National Facilitator of Music

Te Kete Ipurangi - New Zealand Ministry of Education

Assessment Contractor

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Past Employment

K-12 Education Consultant

Melodics - Contractor

Music Teacher (Head of Performing Arts, Teacher in charge of Music)

Waimea College, Richmond, NZ

Community Facilitator and Content Creator


Education Consultant and TESOL Trainer

Managua, Leon,  NICARAGUA

Music and Humanities Teacher

Kerikeri High School, NZ

Digital Sales

Rockshop, Wellington, NZ

Backcountry Ranger/Hut Warden

Department of Conservation, Tongariro, NZ

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