School for Uncovering the Voice Bochum, Germany 2001-2004
Diploma for singing therapy based on the Werbeck method.
Emerson CollegeTonalis Music Education Forest Row, England 1991-1996
This program revealed an in depth study of music education addressing the developmental stages of children aged 3s-18. Areas of study included: music history; pedagogical approach to songs, rounds and part singing; musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre and space; new, instruments such as gongs, bells and Choroi lyres and flutes. The course was highlighted with teaching practice, concert tours and workshops in Steiner Schools.
In addition to working with children to help them find and develop their singing voices, I had the pleasure of developing my own singing voice via the practice of daily Werbeck singing exercises and choral singing.
Emerson College Foundation Year Forest Row, England 1990-1991
Integrative Wadorfschule Music Teacher Emmendingen, Germany 1999-Present
As the first music teacher in the school I have designed their music programme including initiating the middle and upper grade orchestra and choirs. I was challenged to find a solution for upper grade students and developed a percussion ensemble and guitar course which addressed their needs. Each year a full school Christmas concert and other projects such as Samba rhythms have been performed.
Nelson Waldorf School Music Teacher Nelson, BC, Canada 1997-1999
Upon arriving in Nelson, I was responsible for visualising and implementing a music program for grades K - 8. In each class I introduced carefully selected music from Mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Multicultural Streams, addressing the developmental needs of each grade.
Our first Christmas performance included an artistic arrangement of sacred music, violin, gongs and choral singing. The second spring performance highlighted song, movement and recorder in a dazzling array of clowns and colour, called "Cirque du Printemps".
In addition, I provide sound effects and music for class plays and conduct workshops for other schools.
Santa Monica Waldorf School Music Leader Santa Monica, CA, USA July 1998/April 1997
My wife and I planned and implemented a 3 week curriculum which highlighted a performance of "Akimba", a musical puppet play for parents.
Pasedena Waldorf School Instructor Altadena, CA, USA July1997/April 1998
Each year I worked with the Kindergarten and Class Teacher Trainees to present a Waldorf music curriculum designed out of the Tonalis music impulse.
Upon finishing my education, I embarked on a tour of schools to gain the understanding and experience of school life. As a Music Specialist I taught in the fall of 1997 in the Malamalama Waldorf School, Keau Hawaii and in the Winter of 1998 in the Nelson Waldorf School.
I’ve also led a community choir in Nelson and participated in various recorder ensembles and quartets.