Rosemary lives at Gladesville, and has experienced successful teaching career over the last twelve years both in the school and studio environment teaching piano, musicianship, and music education. Her studio consists of a wide variety of students ranging from beginners to diploma level. The studio caters for those students with special needs, and encourages adults to develop their musical skills. Rosemary demonstrates a holistic approach to music education, based on sound developmental principles tailored according to each individual. She encourages students to regularly perform, and conducts her own concerts so students develop self esteem, and a greater musical understanding that occurs through sharing a musical experience with others.
She undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and graduated in 1996 with distinction for her masters degree thesis in instrumental teaching under the supervision of Dr Philomena Brennan, formerly Head of Academic Studies. An experienced performer, Rosemary took early studies with Joyce Skelton in Queensland for almost ten years. During this time, Rosemary began accompanying at the age of eleven, under Miss Skelton’s tutelage who provided many performance opportunities for her to develop this skill. She continued accompanying and advanced piano studies with the distinguished pedagogue and conductor Max Olding at the Queensland Conservatorium. Having moved to Sydney in 1990, Rosemary extended her piano studies with Neta Maughan and Joanne Callinan, with the addition of vocal training and Dalcroze eurhythmics in 1996. She has also been indebted to James Muir, who has also provided wonderful mentorship.
Her achievements include numerous major awards at Eisteddfodau throughout Brisbane and Sydney. In addition, she competed at state and national level, namely the ABC Young Performers Awards while studying music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of music as a full time student. In 1992, while still an undergraduate, she gained her L.Mus.A and LTCL diplomas. Rosemary established a reputation for being one of most outstanding performers in her year, having maintained a distinction average for piano performance throughout her undergraduate course, in addition to the final recital at the Sydney Conservatorium. Her performance repertoire covers concertos, and solo works varying widely from Scarlatti to contemporary Australian.
She will travel to Europe in 2006 to extend her knowledge and skills, particularly in advanced development, and attend workshops and international festivals as according to her teaching and research interests.