MA Sydney, BA hons Sydney, AMusA, Dip Ed

Helen is a music educator with many years' experience in a variety of teaching situations in NSW.

Helen taught for many years in NSW schools, in both state and private schools, most recently as Head Teacher Performing Arts, and Head Teacher Admin. in secondary schools in Sydney.

Helen also worked in the Performing Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education and Training producing combined schools concerts in Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall and The Entertainment centre.

Helen was a Senior Examiner in HSC Music for many years.

Helen now teaches privately from home.



Musicianship Grades 4-8
Theory Grades 4 - Associate

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