BA, MA(Writing, Editing & Publishing), AMusA(Cello), JP(Qual)
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I have an AMusA (Cello) qualification, and have been teaching cello in schools and in my private studio (Brisbane, Queensland), for 12 years.
I manage and play cello in BELLE STRINGS, a string trio/quartet that gives chamber concerts, and plays at weddings and functions in the greater Brisbane area.
I also play baroque cello with Queensland Baroque, play cello in local Brisbane orchestras, and regularly perform with chamber music groups.
I teach cello from my private studio in Capalaba, Brisbane, offering individual lessons to beginners through to advanced students.
I aim to give my cello students a positive and encouraging experience at their cello lessons, whilst working thoroughly and systematically on the technical skills and musicianship appropriate to their level. I believe that if they are enjoying their playing, then they will be willing to practice, they will achieve to their highest capacity, and they will be more likely to continue with their music in future years.
For younger students, I encourage their parents in helping their child to develop a consistent practice routine, which is essential for their progress.
I prepare students for AMEB exams if desired.
Belle Strings - string music for weddings & functions
Belle Strings is a string quartet (comprising two violins, viola and cello), that has been playing at weddings and functions in and around Brisbane for many years, and also performs in chamber music concerts. While Belle Strings are also available to perform as a string trio (two violins and cello), much of the best-known repertoire is written or arranged for string quartet. Belle Strings has an extensive repertoire including many well-known and popular light classical pieces, as well as some more modern favourites, and numbers from operas, films and shows.
More information about Belle Strings is available on this website: please click on the link to my "About Us" page.
I have over 24 years experience playing in and managing BELLE STRINGS, and will be glad to help you with advice on the selection, timing and placement of the special music choices for your wedding or function.
Please email me for more information about cello tuition, or fees and availability for Belle Strings at:
Worship CD: Child of the King
I am a Christian, and fellowship at Forerunners International, Gold Coast.
Child of the King is an instrumental worship album that I composed and recorded for 7 cellos. Printed in the CD booklet are Scripture verses that accompany each track.
Cello and Bagpipes CD: The Blend
I collaborated with bagpiper Roy Gunn, my uncle, on a recording project for bagpipes with cello. The album features selections of traditional bagpipe tunes, hymn tunes, and the piobeareachd "Lament for the Children", played as a bagpipes and cello duet.