Although I have had extensive experience performing nationally and internationally in a variety of genres – having played in rock, folk, world, blues, trip hop and gypsy jazz groups – I have an equal passion for teaching music and helping people get to where they want to go on their instrument!
Performance highlights include playing the QPAC Concert Hall, Woodford and Splendour in the Grass music festivals as well as touring nationally and internationally with Aussie rock band The Grates. I also played in in the bands of visiting international artists Andreas Oberg, Lollo Meier and Robin Nolan, and during 18 months living in Paris I was lucky enough to regularly share the stage with renowned gypsy jazz guitarists like Angelo Debarre, Noé Reinhardt and Sébastien Giniaux. I also play/have played with local legends Ewan MacKenzie, Shenzo Gregorio, Susy Blue, Cameron Ford and Mzaza. Other highlights include touring Taiwan playing music for a circus show, and spending one week in a gypsy camp in Europe learning with renowned gypsy guitarist Lollo Meier.
Formal Qualifications: Ad. Dip. Music (Jazz Guitar), a Bachelor of Music Studies (World Music), Cert IV Training and Assessment, Blue Card.
I have been teaching privately for over ten years and have previously held positions at the Independent Music Academy and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts.