At heart and soul I am a lover of (decent) music and teaching. So what am I – a musician, teacher, composer, arranger, engraver? All of the above. Oh yes… and good at it!
My passion is teaching/training music teachers, students, composers, arrangers, musicians to master Sibelius, music notation software.
Having experienced different music notation software programs (Composer, Musicator, Musescore and Finale) during my musical journeys, I eventually discovered and settled for Sibelius by Avid, one of the Big Names in scoring software to date. The only way to curb my enthusiasm was to share it with other musicians, teachers, composers, etc., so I started one-on-one training sessions in 2007. Soon the news spread, with the result that group sessions and workshops came into demand:
I am a qualified and experienced music teacher and musician, having specialized in piano, flute and ensemble work. After “laying down the gloves” with 20+ years of teaching at government schools as well as privately, I continued my creativity by arranging music for choirs and small ensembles, and in 2004 published a book (Fairplay) with 5 pieces for junior ensembles.
Previous Workshop Dates and Presentations
July 2021: Online Sibelius presentation for music teachers at the PASMAE conference, hosted by Zambia.
January 2020: Hands-on workshop for music teachers and students at Curro Hermanus.
October 2019: Training for secondary school music students and teachers at Somerset College, Somerset West.
February 2019: Sibelius training for music teachers and musicians at George South Primary School in George.
June 2018: Training/workshop for music students from Hottentots-Holland High School, Somerset West.
June 2018: One on one training (40 hours) for music teacher from the Botswana Examinations Council.
April 2017: Sibelius presentation in Paarl, South Africa.
August 2016: Sibelius presentation at the Music School of the Future 2016 Conference, hosted by Kingswood Collge, Grahamstown.
August 2015: Sibelius presentation at the ISMAE/PASMAE Conference in Nelspruit as well as a workshop for learners and teachers at Penryn College in Nelspruit.
August 2014: Sibelius presentation at the Pan African Society of Music and Arts Education (PASMAE) Conference in Pretoria (South Africa).
April 2014: started online training with screen sharing. Clients are from Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Italy, Botswana and all over South Africa.
June 2013: Sibelius workshop at St Andrews School for Girls, Johannesburg, where there were teachers and musicians from various parts of the country as well as Botswana.
February 2012: Full day workshop for music teachers and learners of Kearsney College, a private boarding school for boys in Botha’s Hill, a small town that lies between the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the largest city of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).
March 2011: Introduced a number of music teachers to Sibelius at a Music Conference in Cape Town in.