Having a piano education assessed and examined through the London College of Music to ALCM standard, has given me a solid understanding and love of music in particular classical music. Indeed an interest in all forms of the Arts both visual and performing has coloured my life and made me the person I am to-day. Singing in junior choirs and performing in local productions of ‘The Messiah’ has given me an ongoing interest in Choral performance.
Above all my love of the human voice has fostered my appreciation of the benefits of all forms of singing both for those performing and those being entertained.
Retirement from a long career in Secondary Teaching in the area of Visual Arts has afforded me the opportunity to give back to my community in a volunteer capacity. I have served on the Mentone Parkdale Village Committee for in excess of ten years, with several terms as Chair, and was invited to serve on the board of ‘playUP’ a contemporary youth performing arts group, sponsored by The City of Kingston.
Currently I am a committee member of The Mordialloc & District Historical Soc Inc. and Chair of the Friends of Mentone Station & Gardens Inc. (A ’State Heritage’ listed site) The Station Gardens precinct is often used as a community space for pocket popup performance, singing and dancing.
The opportunity to become Choral Convenor for the Eisteddfod by the Bay will bring a new direction to my love of singing and enable me to encourage young singers with their performance skills and love of the Art of the voice.