“…Helen is infectiously enthusiastic and has left me addicted to musical theatre. Because I knew her, I have been changed for good.” – Holly
Helen has been based in Western Sydney since 2009, previously teaching in Canberra. She has over twenty-five years of teaching experience. She regularly performs professionally as a singer-songwriter and children’s entertainer. Helen instills a strong work ethic in her students, fostering a genuine love for the study of music with her infectious enthusiasm.
Helen’s years of teaching experience includes:
- five years as a high school music and drama teacher
- three years employed in a dedicated music school
- teaching for six dancing and performing arts studios in three cities
- working as a peripatetic music teacher in four high schools
- hundreds of private students in her own studio
Helen has an extensive performing resumé with over 30 years in choirs, orchestras, chamber groups, rock bands, concerts, eisteddfods, competitions, revues, variety shows, plays, musicals, commercials, TV shows and films. She has also worked as a director, choreographer and vocal coach for theatre and multi-arts productions and was winner of the 2005 CAT Award for Best Director of a Play.
Helen is a highly qualified piano and voice teacher. She was a recipient of the 2021 Yamaha Piano Teacher Award: Breakout, regularly presents at music teacher conferences around Australia, was commissioned by Yamaha to present a professional development webinar to music teachers, and has been published in The Piano Teacher Magazine and on the Yamaha website. She holds a Bachelor of Music, Masters of Teaching, AMusA (piano) and Full Teacher’s Diploma from CSTD (Tapping).