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.  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. This is drawn 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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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


Current Employment

Teaching Fellow

Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington

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

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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