Self-directed, enthusiastic educator, with a passionate commitment to student
development in learning and performance experience. Lead by example and
motivate and encourage people to extend themselves to perform above of their
expected skill level. Active team member who effectively collaborates with all
levels of staff members and establishes quality relationships with students.
Successfully implemented events, from major national and international tours for
many artists and bands, through to promotional and performance opportunities
for Victoria University groups at the New Zealand School of Music
Recorded 36 albums/CDs including two live recordings at the Montreux Jazz
Festival, one at the Vanguard Studio’s in New York City which featured premier
jazz artists Guitarist John Scofield, Bassist Ron McClure and Trumpeter Tom
Harrell, one at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Concerti featuring New Zealand
international acclaimed classical pianist Michael Houstoun and "King of the Blues"
featuring Chris Cain plus Other recordings have featured performances by Bobby
Shew, Bill Reichenbach, Gary Grant, Bill Cunliffe, Jon Papenbrook,Tom
Warrington and Steve Houghton, Randy Crawford, plus a host of New Zealand