I have been working extensively in the
music industry since the 1970s.
As well as being a performing musician those
many years, I have also been
a professional teaching guitar.
I have taught hundreds of students, of different ages, different abilities
and in many styles.
When I got my first guitar my mother
insisted I learn Classical Guitar. While this is a fantastic thing to
develop great technique, I would have to say it was listening and
playing along with the radio that really taught me to hear and work out
songs, which is basically ear training.
As well as study in classical, I later attended the Sydney Conservatorium of music and received an Assoc. Dip. In
Professional instruction is invaluable in
learning how to play a musical instrument. An understanding of music is
also important and I
love to help people play guitar by passing on what I have learned!
Studio proprietor, engineer, arranger and producer.
Session work & production experience since 1973.
Producing and Arranging
Ads, Albums, Voice Overs.Song Development for artiists including and The
Donovans, winner of the 2004 Deadly Award for best Indigenous Band.
Music Productions for broadcast
Sound Track for Indigenous Documentary 'Big Girls Don't Cry'
screened at Byron Bay Film Festival, aired on SBS 2001.
Theme music for 2SER Program.
Short Film Music pieces - Garden of Love
The Whitlams - Co-writing credits with Tim Freedman for ARIA Award
winning Eternal Nightcap - Double Platinum - 1998.
The Whitlams - Co-writing credits on 'You Sound Like Louis Burdett',
also used in a stage production of 'Dons Party' by david Williamson.
Frog Stamp by Silverpram - Co-writing credits for B Side, ARIA Nominated
in Best Comedy category 1996. Closer The Hogs - Co-writing credit, B
Side 'Feel The Beat' - 29,000 copies sold.
Platypus Educational Software - Music Composition and Production.
Stepps Album - 'Waltz For Tiger Joe' and 'Cumulous".
Going Down Swinging CD of spoken word. Music for Don Walkers poem
'Saturday' and StJAM "Arrangements To Be Made' (co-write Vidale
Classical Guitar – 3 years study with the
late Walter Schumacher – President of The Sydney Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar – 3 years under Antonio Losada, a former student of
Jazz – Associate Dip. of Jazz – NSW Conservatorium of Music under Don
Burrows, George Golla and Tommy Emanuel. Fellow students included James
Jazz Workshops - Ike Isaacs (from Stephan Grappelli), Herb Ellis and
Private Guitar Tuition – 1975 to 2008 -
all styles, plus jazz improvisation and theory.
Guitar Tuition – Studio 4 Music, Bradmans Music, Hornsby Music Centre,
Liverpool Music and The Guitar Factory. Guitar Tuition Schools –
Oakville College, Macarthur Girls High.
Music Mentor for Noosa Creative Careers Program, 2005
Workshops in studio engineering and Cubase.
Band Work – All styles including Jazz,
Rock, Country & Duos, 1981 to 2018.
Backing – Toured with a host of Local and Overseas Artists.
Stepps - Original Sydney Fusion Band. Featured on Double J, plus live to
air ABC Concert. 1978.
Conservatorium Big Band – Live performance plus recordings, 1980
Live to Air – Triple J Acoustic performance with The Whitlams, 1998
Indigenous Artists – Extensive work with indigenous artists - Jimmy
Little, The Donovans - The Deadly Awards, Fox Studios on SBS 2000.
Survival Concert 2000 & 2001
Psychedelia - 60s Cover Band and a mainstay of the Verrierdale Moondance
Please contact me for more
Ph 0415 291 956
Int +61 415 291 956