Once I graduated Year 12, I wasted no time and began to study Primary School teaching at Tabor University as well as continuing to work at the Horse Tram. During this season I was also completing grade 8 Bass guitar and grade 5 Electric guitar. Whilst studying at Uni, I was never settled or fully at peace that this is what I wanted to do, but I knew that I loved working with young people, so I pushed through. A measly 9 weeks into my Uni course I found myself quite unhappy and falling far behind in my studies and decided to look for other options.
My guitar tutor and now employer Matt Jorgensen, gave me an opportunity to work and study with him as a music tutor and to enrol in a London based course called the Rock School Level 4
Performance Diploma majoring in the Bass guitar. At that point I had no idea that I could study something that I considered a hobby and turn it into a certified qualification recognised in over 52 countries. I began learning the pedagogy of how to teach music and started my teaching career of Bass and Guitar in late 2017.
The last 3 years have been a wave of teaching, performing and study, as I have now completed grade 8 Electric guitar and my level 4 Diploma in the Bass. A real milestone and honour was being asked to perform a Bass piece I composed for my Diploma graduation ceremony at the University of Adelaide. An experience I’ll never forget.
Currently I am still teaching music and studying towards my Licentiate Diploma (Honours), which will conclude at the end of this year as well as growing a wedding and functions business among other projects.
Psalms 37:4 says; “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”. I want to encourage any young person to follow your dreams and work hard in pursuing them- even if they seem like they are off the paved path. To achieve a goal and come out with a Diploma or qualification is very rewarding and satisfying.