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ORCHESTRAL:

Orchestral and Teaching Experience between 1976  &  2007

1978 - North Shore Junior Strings held at The North Shore Teachers College. 
1979 - North Shore Youth Orchestra under the conductor Gary Daverne, held at St. Joseph's School Hall, Takapuna,and then David Britten took over the role of Conductor. I had some Conducting lessons from him during this time, and discovered that I also loved conducting.

1981 - Auckland Secondary Schools Orchestra under Michael McClellan. Then went on to join the Auckland Youth Orchestra touring the North Island of N.Z. 

This year I began teaching private pupils Classical Violin, putting them into Trinity College Music Exams.

Also began working at the Belmont Music Centre on Saturday mornings.  I continued working there for fourteen years.

1983  - Joined the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, meeting up once again with the very talented Gary Daverne.

Conducting Experience

1981 - I conducted the Belmont Music Centre Orchestra on Saturdays. (discovering that I really loved this kind of work)

1982 - Conductor of the North Shore Youth Orchestra and The Bays Orchestra for Adults. 

Teaching Experience

1983 - Was accepted into Loretto Hall, Teachers Training College in Auckland, Remuera

1984 - Loretto Hall was closed down, and we were transfered  to Auckland College of Education where I majored in Music under the most influential person, mentor, Lindo Francis  

1985 - Graduated in Teachers Training College in 1985.

1986 - First Teaching Position was at St. Joseph's Primary School, Takapuna, Auckland - Became a registered teacher in 1986.

I then resigned full time to offer my services part time as a 'Music Specialist' there.

1994 - Became the Music Specialist at Marina View School, Marina View Drive, West Harbour, Auckland (Still there 2018)

2004 - Was invited to join TEAM SOLUTIONS at The Auckland College of Education in 2004.  Missed my classroom, and hands on teaching too much.. ..Driving in Auckland 'peak' traffic wasn't so crash hot either!!!  So I went back to M.V.S and have been there since.

CHORAL:

Catholic Schools Massed Choir

1988 - Co-conducted my first Massed Choir of 500 children with Brother Harvey Rush at the Auckland Town Hall.

Auckland Primary Principal's Association Music Festivals in the Auckland Town Hall.

1989 - Associate Conductor for Neil Shroff 

1990 - Entered St Joseph's choir in to the festival - Programme Five

1992 - Entered St Joseph's choir into the festival Programme Five

1992 - Conducted the Junior Orchestra - Progamme One

1993 - Conducted the Junior Orchestra - Programme Six

1994 - Associate Conductor for David Lines - Programme Three

1995 - Main Conductor - Associate was Desley Simpson - Programme Two

1996 - Main Conductor - Associate was Sherie Dingwall - Programme Two

1997 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor Helen Hyndman - Programme 

1998 - Main Conductor - Associate was Helen Hyndman - Programme

1999 - Main Conductor - Associate was Roseanne Wood - Programme Three

2000 - Main Conductor - Associate was Helen Hyndman - Programme Three

2001 - Main Conductor - Associate was Cherie Taylor-Patel - Programme One

2002 - Main Conductor - Assoc. was Helen Hyndman - Programme Two

2003 - Main Conductor - Associate was Jodie Allen - Programme Three

2004 - Main Conductor - Associate was Au'vasa Key - Programme Five

2005 - Main Conductor - Associate was Felicity Auva'a - Programme Three

2006 - Main Conductor - Associate was Lolita Davison - Programme One

2007 - Main Conductor - Associate was Auvasa Auv'a-Key - Programme Two

2008 - Main Conductor - Associate was Ruth Millett - Programme 

2009 - Main Conductor - Associate was Karen Kumar - Programme Four

2010 - Main Conductor - Associate was Christine Wilson - Programme One

2011 - Main Conductor - Associate was Jenny Watt - Programme Three

2012 - Main Conductor - Associate was Auvas Auva'a-Key - Programme Six

2012 - Main Conductor - Associate was Vanessa Felix - Programme One

2013 - Main Conductor - Associate was Erica Knights - Programme Eight

2014 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Jenny Watt  Guest:  Eddie Low

2015 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Jeremy Hantler:  Guest: Ray Woolf and Janaya Wadsworth

2015 - MVS Orchestra Item as well - Marina View Musos on two nights 2015

2016 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor was Hannah Bryant 

2016 - MVS Orchestra Item as well - Marina View Musos on two nights 2016  

2017 - Main Conductor -  Guest Suzanne Lynch and Janaya Wadsworth

2018 - Main Conductor - Associate Conductor Kirita Auva'a-Key 

2018 - MVS Orchestra playing on two nights 2018


Massey University:

2007 - 2008  Music lecturer for MASSEY UNIVERSITY. Working with the Post Grad. Students..

2010,  2016, 2017,  2018


CURRENTLY  MUSIC SPECIALIST AT MARINA VIEW SCHOOL