I’m a Master Director and an experienced vocal coach, specializing in barbershop groups, but also experienced with other a cappella groups. I provide individual vocal lessons, or classes for audiences of any size and composition. I can also offer quartet performances and workshops with a demonstrating quartet. I offer Skype/Facetime coaching for any group – just ask!
I’m also an experienced soloist, mainly in the classical area, but I’ve also sung contemporary numbers for wedding ceremonies, and am available for such most weekends – bookings essential. I’ve also sung jazz and music theatre numbers for concerts, so generally I’m happy to sing anything!
I was in the learning track business for 20 years, slowly building my list of songs in my spare time. I no longer create new learning tracks due to time and copyright difficulties, but the process of singing over 200 songs in 4 parts was highly educational!
I manage the SAI34 Music Leaders Program, and teach on the Australian Regional Education Faculty as well as directing A Cappella West Chorus. I also serve on the International Director Certification Program Review Committee, whose role is to ensure the DCP materials are up to date and presented in the most effective way for our trainee directors.
In 2021 I was awarded the Sweet Adelines International Ann Gooch Award, for my work in promoting barbershop education in the worldwide arena.
In 2022 I was appointed to joint positions for the development of youth barbershop in Australia by Barbershop Harmony Australia (where I have the honor of being the first female member of the National Council in the position of Vice President, Youth Development) and Sweet Adelines Australia (where I take on the role of Young Women In Harmony Co-ordinator). This is due to my work with schools in my local area and I hope over the next year or two I will be able to seed other workshops around the nation.