Delwyn graduated from Hamilton Girls' High School in 1991 and moved to the USA in 1997. While living in the USA she completed a Bachelor of Music Education with honors at James Madison University in Virginia, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies and Church Leadership at Liberty University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership Administration/Supervision from Old Dominion University.
Delwyn worked at Page County High School for eight years as Director of Performing Arts, where she was the 2017-18 teacher of the year, her marching band won numerous 1st place finishes, she directed 7 musicals, and her band and choir students represented at regional and state levels every year.
After 22 years in the USA, she moved home to New Zealand to be closer to family. She has two adult children and loves to travel and see new places. She is very pleased to be working at St Paul’s Collegiate School, where she directs both the Concert Band and Big Band and produces the annual productions.
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Heather Fox holds a string of credentials from around the world along with international teaching experience from Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom in music and the arts. She has chosen to continue her love of teaching and share her knowledge and expertise with students of St Paul’s.
Heather spent 16 years working at world-renowned private schools, most recently, Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi, as the Deputy Head of Senior School and the Head of Music.
Originally employed as the Head of Music, Heather improved General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Music to 100% (grades 9-6) and was rated outstanding by Abu Dhabi Education Council. She successfully established the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum in the school with results soaring to 100% (grades 9-5) which was also rated outstanding.
After receiving a promotion to Deputy Head of Senior School, Heather took on several duties including designing and implementing curriculum, department reviews and management of staff and projects - all while maintaining her music teaching.
The biggest highlight in her teaching career was seeing one of her students achieve the Pearson GCSE Music ‘Highest Mark in the World’ for private schools while teaching at Al Bateen.
Prior to Al Bateen Academy, Heather was employed as Head of Creative Arts at The British International School in Abu Dhabi. She led the subjects within the music, drama, and dance departments over a two-year period.
Heather’s education comes highly qualified holding a Bachelor of Music with Honours from The University of Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education where she completed her Qualified Teacher Status and went on to further her credentials with The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).
Her professional development has been ongoing throughout her career, obtaining her NPQSL, IBDP Managing the Extended Essay CAT 3 and Penta Inspection Training Level 1 and 2 - just to name a few.
Heather brings her extensive musical and arts background to St Pauls’ teaching music to Year 9, 10, 11 and 13.
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Jack Walters (Williams 2014-18) is a performer, composer and music educator based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Jack studied at Berklee College of Music and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Film, TV & Game Composition with honours.
Jack is a Piano, Music Theory and Music Production Teacher and works in Clark House as a Residential Assistant. He spent four years as the Musical Director of Performing Arts at Fairfield Intermediate School, helping prepare students for their annual school musical.
Jack has a varied taste in Music, ranging from the Renaissance period and Baroque improvisation of J.S. Bach, lush Romantic and experimental 20th Century to Film Scores and Contemporary music. Jack has a great appreciation for the craftsmanship of all music.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys trail running, gardening and of course - all things music.
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Jonathan is the School's organist and accompanist for the choir and NCEA Assessments.
He is an accomplished performer in both solo and ensemble settings and can play a range of instruments including the organ (and chamber organ), piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, cello and voice.
Jonathan is passionate about classical music and has an interest in compositions from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. In 2019, he won the Mozart Recital at the Te Awamutu Performing Arts Festival, showcasing his talent on the piano.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Auckland in and a Master of Music and is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Waikato.
Adrian has more than 20 years teaching experience at various levels from primary to tertiary level in drum tuition. He studied with New Zealand's own Frank Gibson Jnr, Bruce Gaynor and briefly with Dom Famularo in New York.
He has performed and recorded in numerous bands from a diverse range of styles. including 10cc and Zed with live television performances on NZ Top of The Pops, Maaori Television and The Good Morning Show. Most recent performances have been for musical theatre shows for local productions.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Media Arts in Commercial Music and Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching.
Meleana has played the bagpipes for more than 30 years and taught for 20 years.
She has been the Pipe Major/musical director of the Hamilton Caledonian pipe band for the past seven years.
She has competed in many solo and pipe band competitions in New Zealand and Scotland as well as leading the Hamilton Caledonian pipe band and playing with Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band in grade 1 (one of the top bands in NZ).
Alan has taught music for more than 30 years and played in bands since he was 15, the most notable of these being Knightshade which achieved chart success with songs at nine, 14 and 23 in the New Zealand charts.
Alan has also supported international bands including Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Guns and Roses, ZZ Top, Jimmy Barnes, Steve Vai and the Angels.
Paul is multitalented as a musician, teacher and radio host. He teaches banjo, guitar, mandolin, and acoustic bass while also playing in bands, Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Reelmen, Trenwith Boys and Morrinsville Country Music Club. Paul started learning music when he was a teenager and has loved playing ever since. He finds great join in helping others learn an instrument.
Bill began learning the trumpet at the age of eight, under the guidance of his father. He went on to study with many significant teachers from many countries, with extensive study under Gareth Small (Hallé Orchestra) and Jon Holland (City of Birmingham SO), graduating with a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2001.
Having played with many professional ensembles within New Zealand, Bill spent a significant time performing with the Band of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Auckland Philharmonia. From 2012-17 Bill performed as a chamber soloist throughout New Zealand, with concerts as far north as Warkworth and the Auckland town hall, to the Marama Hall recital series in Dunedin.
Bill is a big supporter of the local orchestra scene in the Waikato. He has been a regular performer with Opus Orchestra as principal trumpet and soloist for more than ten years. As a soloist he has performed with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra in 2015 and 2021. Bill continues to be a regular performer throughout the Waikato performing with many ensembles throughout the year.
Bill performs regularly as a soloist both in Hamilton and the larger Waikato area and is a soloist with the Opus Orchestra. He is also a founding member of Bold As and Waikato Brass Quintet.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Music (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire).
Sam has vast experience as a performer in rock bands, orchestras and shows. He is a member of the tribute band Floyd Live, cover band Super 70s Rock Machine and originals band 8forty8. His personal highlight was performing with Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
His performing experience ranges from playing in orchestras to playing lead guitar on stage with blues-rock icon Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann fame.
Sam has a grade eight at Trinity College on trumpet and a BA of Arts majoring in Music from the University of Waikato. He has taught at St Paul's since 2011.
Derek Shaw has more than 20 years of teaching experience and is at grade 8 bass, theory and guitar level.
He is passionate about music and is the lead guitarist in Floyd Live and Over The Edge covers band. He enjoy helping students reach their goals with exams and show preparation and seeing them learn new skills.
Derek teaches rock guitar and bass and classical guitar.
Simon is a highly respected musician and experienced guitar tutor and has taught for almost 30 years.
His major musical achievements in performance and teaching include composing the 8Forty8 album, Edge of Time, which won the Rock FM Album of the Year and coaching the Hamilton Girls High School group, Handsome Geoffrey, to win the national final of the Smokefreerockquest. In 2008, he played guitar for legendary bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple and Black Sabbath) and is the founding member, primary songwriter, guitarist/vocalist with the rock group Medusa Glare.
Ian Campbell has worked on the international stage as a performer and teacher spending eight years with Opera Australia and seven years in the UK. Ian teaches classical, opera and musical theatre. Many past pupils have reached the final of the NZ Aria contest; two of which won the contest and one of which went on to win the McDonald’s Aria contest in Sydney, an internationally prestigious award. At secondary school level, his students are consistently achieving merit and excellence passes at NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 and selected pupils sit Royal School of Music exams through to ATCL level.
Ian has spent his life in the public eye as a musician and singer. An early introduction to opera as a boy soprano led to a thirty-year career in opera both here in New Zealand and abroad. Ian‘s work as a professional singer has taken him to many countries in the world. Basing himself in Australia,four years with The State Opera Of South Australia and five years with Opera Australia, and England,Opera Express and freelance performer,for a period of 17 years.Ian returned to New Zealand in 1997 where he set up a successful teaching studio in Auckland and moved to the Waikato in 2003, teaching and performing throughout the country from this base.
As a performer his professional roles have included Escamillo-Carmen,Tonio-I Pagliacci, Alfio- Cavaleria rusticana, Marco-Gianni Schicci, Sharpless-Madama Butterfly to name but a few. Crossing into music theatre he can claim ‘Old Deuteronomy’ in Cats and many roles in a number of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas as another highlight.
A popular baritone soloist, performing the larger classical works such as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina burana and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with many choral societies and choirs, Ian also performs in the chamber group Vox Baroque which has been performing a monthly cantata at St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Hamilton for the last ten years. He is the Director of the New Zealand Opera School, a Teaching Fellow at the University of Waikato, Voice Teacher at St Paul’s Collegiate, Artistic Director and a Trustee with Youth Opera Aotearoa. lan continues his private teaching practice, enjoying helping singers find success in their career path.
Anna is a professional lyric soprano and New Zealand Soprano and international singer and performer.
Anna is a teaching fellow at the University of Waikato as well as a doctoral candidate at the University of Otago, where she is researching co-composition between singers and conductors in Aotearoa, NZ.
Anna has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Classical Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park, Canadian Opera Company, and for New Zealand Opera, as well as representing NZ in Cardiff Singer of the World.
Most recently Anna has sung Strangest of Angels (New Zealand Opera), Mozart’s Requiem with New Zealand and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras, at the Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson; Wakatipu Festival, Queenstown; Ravel’s Scheherazade with Orchestra Wellington; Messiah with Queensland Symphony, New Zealand Symphony and Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society; The Governess (Turn of the Screw) with New Zealand Opera; Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra; Auckland Choral Society, and in A Night at the Opera Gala with Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.
Anna’s recordings include Elgar’s The Apostles, a recital disc with Graham Johnson, and Haydn: ‘Italian Love Songs’.
She holds qualifications as PGDip Teaching (primary), MusB (Hons), PGDip Advanced Opera Studies (Royal College of Music, London), Doctoral Candidate in Musical Arts (Otago University).
Greg has been teaching music for more than 15 years, both in the UK and New Zealand. He is a classically trained pianist and brass player and studied for his Bachelor’s degree in Music at Leeds University in the UK.
Greg has worked as a session musician for numerous years, recording and touring with acts such as Katchafire, Mighty Mighty, Lost Tribe Aotearoa and West Coast Jazz Band. His teaching is focused on performance technique, covering a broad spectrum of styles from Classical to Contemporary, with emphasis on Jazz and Blues improvisation and applied Theory. Greg has an eclectic approach to teaching, which caters to student’s individual needs and goals.
Chris Greenslade was a student of leading pianist Bruce Greenfield. He went on to complete an honours degree in performance with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music where he received a NGCNZ Scholarship. He conducted research into the education of musically gifted children and continued his postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Mark Ray where he received a Julius Scholarship and a Lankhuysen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust grant. Chris established the Greenslade Piano Studio and has a busy teaching schedule of prizewinning students. He also provides music appreciation classes at Conductive Education Waikato for children with special needs and teaches piano and the history of western music at Vision College Hamilton.
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Dr Martin Griffiths is a cello teacher and examiner for the New Zealand Music Education Board. He has a special interest in the music or Arnold Trowell. Martin is the principal cellist of Opus Orchestra (NZ) and guest artist with Vox Baroque and NZ Barok.
As a Katherine Mansfield scholar, Martin's presentations include ‘Katherine Mansfield, Cellist’ at the 2019 KMS conference in Krakow, Poland and the ‘Mansfield & Music’ exhibition at the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden. Martin has published in The Edinburgh Edition of the Complete Letters of Katherine Mansfield, vol 2.(2022), Katherine Mansfield Studies (Vols 12, 13, 14 & 15), Turnbull Library Record (2022), and Tinakori (2019).
Violist Chris Nation studied at Waikato University and is a well-seasoned performer. He took up the viola as there as no one to perform at weddings with his family quartet. Chris performs with Opus Orchestra and Stella Strings.
Chris has playing the violin since the age of 4 and began playing the Viola and guitar when he was 15. He has continued to play and teach these instruments privately and through the Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme for the last 20 years. He encourages students to also take the opportunity to play in ensembles to further develop their musical understanding.
Chis holds a BEdMUSDipT and has more than 20 years experience teaching in schools throughout the Waikato.
Oliver Barratt is a Hamilton-based Musician, Teacher and Conductor with more than 12 years of experience teaching and performing throughout the upper North Island. Originally from Buckinghamshire in the UK, Oliver initially started his musical career learning the Cello. Upon emigrating to New Zealand with his family, he made the switch to Clarinet and currently teaches woodwinds, percussion & chamber music at schools while also running his own private teaching practice and working as an Artist tutor for Sistema Whangarei.
Oliver regularly performs in the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and musical theatre productions for Hamilton Operatic Society and local schools. He was the Conductor of the HCCM Sinfonia for 10 years, Music Director for Tauranga Girls/Boys Colleges 2016 production of ‘Fame’ and is the current Musical Director of the Waikato Schools Symphonic Band.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato.
With moret than eight years of tutoring experience, Rosalie is a popular music teacher within the schools she teaches at. When she is not music teaching at one of her schools, she is coaching private lessons at home.
Rosalie began on the Clarinet 15 years ago and moved overseas to the United Arab Emirates where she finished high school to get more serious with music. She then began lessons in Singing, Piano and Saxophone, on top of the Clarinet.
Rosalie has ABRSM Grade 8 Clarinet, ABRSM Grade 8 Saxophone, ABRSM Grade 8 Singing, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano, ABRSM Grade 6 Theory, DipABRSM Teaching. 8+ years tutoring experience. She also plays the bassoon and bass clarinet.
She has played play with TWSO (usually once or twice a year), Hamilton City Pops Orchestra, Hamilton Operatic, and Clarence street theatre. She loves playing for local shows/school shows.
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