Music and Education are my passions.

 

From my base in sunny Nelson, I work in many roles (paid and voluntary) to support music education from the flax-roots to nationally, and globally.  Most of this work involved a focus on leading workshops and professional learning around New Zealand and Australia on Technology Integration and Music Technology for high school teachers. Recent contract work includes project management and review of education resources in music technology. My work is informed from my extensive experience from the last 13 years teaching in schools and mentoring teachers to improve implementation of curriculum and 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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Education

Currently: Doctoral Candidate (Chancellors Scholarship)

Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington

Masters in Education (Distinction)

Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington

Graduate Diploma of Theology

Laidlaw College, Auckland

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)

Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Music (Musicology)

Te Herenga Waka/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

EDnet AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND

Current Employment

K-12 Education Consultant

Melodics - Contractor

Education Review, K-12 Consultant and Resource creation

Ableton  - Contractor

National Facilitator of Music

Te Kete Ipurangi - New Zealand Ministry of Education

Education Research and Consultancy

Emo Collective Ltd (Director)

Assessment Contractor

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Community Facilitator, Webinar technical support, Content Creator

Midnight Music, INTERNATIONAL

Past Employment

Digital Kaiārahi for Music (Networks of Expertise)

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Education

Teaching Fellow

Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington

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

Waimea College, Richmond, NZ

Music and Humanities Teacher

Kerikeri High School, NZ

Education Consultant and TESOL Trainer

Managua, Leon,  NICARAGUA

Digital Sales

Rockshop, Wellington, NZ

Backcountry Ranger/Hut Warden

Department of Conservation, Tongariro, NZ

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