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I gained my music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying piano with Alexander Sverjensky, singing with Elizabeth Todd and violin with Georgina McLean and Errol Collins, gaining
Licentiate Performer Diplomas in piano and singing, and the Teacher's Certificate as a secondary
school specialist music teacher with the NSW Department of Education.
In 1960 I was
appointed teacher-in-charge of music at Kogarah Boys' High School in Sydney,
and in 1962 I was transferred to Sydney Boys' High School.
In 1964 I resigned from the
Department
of Education to further my education in USA and England, and later taking an
appointment
as teacher-in-charge of music at Whitton Secondary modern School in London

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Returning to Australia in 1966 I was appointed as teacher-in-charge of music at Asquith Boys' High School in Sydney before accepting a secondment position at Alexander Mackie Teachers' College in 1970 as vocal specialist in secondary music and primary teacher education programs.
In 1971 I accepted an offer of a permanent position as lecturer in Music and Music education at Alexander Mackie Teachers' College remaining on the staff through several amalgamations firstly, in 1981, as the St. George Institute of Education of the Sydney College of Advanced Education and in 1990 as the St George Campus of the University of NSW.
During the period 1970-1995 I had part time employment with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a member of the singing faculty. In 1979 I was appointed as an examiner in singing and piano for the Australian Music Examinations Board examining at all levels in both subjects to Fellowship Diploma.
I have gained vast experience as a music adjudicator at eisteddfods and music festivals throughout Australia, the most recent being the Royal South Street Ballarat Competition, Melbourne Sun Aria Competition, Launceston Competition, Warrnambool Eisteddfod (Victoria), Queensland State Eisteddfod (Bundaberg, Gympie, Rockhampton, Toowoomba), North Queensland Eisteddfod (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Innisfail), Darwin Eisteddfod (NT), Alice Springs (NT), City of Sydney Eisteddfod, the MacDonalds Performing Arts Challenge, and numerous NSW country and Sydney suburban eisteddfodau. I conduct piano, singing and choral workshops for the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and as consultant for community groups in the more remote areas of New South Wales including Moree, Narrabri, Mungindi, Forbes and Young giving pedagogical assistance to teachers and advice about preparation of pupils for examinations for AMEB and Higher School Certificate performance.
In 1995 I was given special leave to undertake study and research into vocal pedagogy related to young children's singing traveling extensively in Australia visiting private teaching studios in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales as well as England and USA. I had the privilege of attending courses at the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey where I also observed private lessons of students of Professor Marvin Keenze. While attending courses at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London I observed private lessons by Professor Molie Petrie.
I have published reports of my research in music education journals including Australia Voice published by the Australian National Association of Teachers and Singing, Singing published by Association of Teacher of Singing (UK), and Australian Music Teacher's Magazine published by Boss Publications. I was the founder of the Jeroun Singers of Sydney, a chamber ensemble which made regular broadcasts on ABC Australian national radio and television. I have also been the musical director for numerous operatic and musical theater productions for community theatrical and musical societies, secondary school and tertiary institutions.
I am a member of several professional music teacher organizations, including:
Music Teacher's Association of NSW (Honorary Life)
Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
Orff Schulwerk Association of New South Wales
Australian Society for Music Education
National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA)
Association of Teachers of Singing (UK)
I am currently a board member of the AMEB (NSW) representing private music teachers in New South Wales, and have served continuously on the Board for over twenty years representing examiners and teachers.


My Eisteddfod Adjudication Schedule (so far!)

2001
13 - 17 May
Armidale, NSW (piano)
24 - 28 May
Toowomba, Qld (Vocal & Choral )
12 - 16 June
Warrnambool, Vic (Piano, Junior Vocal, Choral, Strings)
30 June to 1 July
Wollongong, NSW (Senior Piano)
10 - 15 September
Inverell, NSW (Instrumental, Vocal & Choral)
29 - 30 September
Macarthur District, Campbelltown, NSW (Vocal)
14 October
Music Teacher's Association Junior Music Festival, Burwood, NSW
29 October
Macarthur District, NSW (Piano and Vocal Finals)
2002
13 - 18 May
Kempsey, NSW (Instrumental, Vocal and Choral)
27 - 31 May
West Wyalong, NSW (Instrumental, Vocal and Choral)
27 - 28 July
Penrith, NSW (Piano)
3 - 4 August
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10 - 11 August " " "
6 - 7 September Hawksbury City (Choral and Vocal)
15 September
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2003
18 - 21 April
Queensland State Eisteddfod, Gympie (Piano)
07 - 11 May
Shoalhaven District, NSW (Vocal and Choral)
29 May - 5 June Tamworth District, NSW (Piano, Vocal and Choral)
2004
14 - 19 May
Cowra (Piano and Vocal)
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