I have professional experience as a singer, choir leader, songwriter, singing teacher, performer, arts mentor, music activist and radio presenter.
My first love is singing and my particular interests are
- Singing for health and stability
- Performing as a singer
- Leading singing groups
- Facilitating workshops about all aspects of group and individual singing.
Current: Acoustic Duo ‘Liberty Belle’ with Libby Dempsey
Backing vocals for Rose Bygrave performing her current CD ‘The Yabby Catcher’
I am interested in almost everything to do with singing. As a natural teacher I have mentored several singing leaders over the last decade. An active member of Community Music Victoria, I have produced a state wide leader’s newsletter for several years, I contribute songs to the leader’s network, I provide support and training for new leaders and have provided much one-on-one long term support for new leaders. I have been contracted by City of Greater Geelong to provide leadership mentoring for artists. For several years I have volunteered on local community radio and focused on interviewing musicians and artists about their work and process which is a great regular learning experience.
My professional affiliations are with ANZCA (examination body I prefer to study with), APRA (writer member) and Community Music Victoria for whom I have worked for 15 years including a stint as Vice President of the Board.
Each year I aim to write and record a dozen songs and a huge part of my singing group repertoire is comprised of my own writing which is consistently well received. Much of my songwriting occurs in saltwater so when I am not working I like to swim in the Geelong Bay.
Presently I am undertaking a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My research focus is singing as an agent of expression and healing.