Meet the Flutation Team

Ensemble Directors 2017

Janet Webb

Janet WebbJanet has had a distinguished career in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, holding the Principal Flute position since 1985.  This was preceded by the Principal Flute position in the Singapore Symphony.  She has also appeared as guest principal with many orchestras, including the Sadlers Wells Ballet Company.

Janet holds an Arts/Music Degree from the Canberra School of Music.  Studies with Andras Adorjan in France followed.

Janet has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony, Singapore Symphony and the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic on numerous occasions.  Of note was a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no 4 for 2 flutes with Sir James Galway and the Sydney Symphony.  Other concerto performances include the Mozart concertos in G and D, Mozart Flute and Harp concerto, Danzi concerto for flute and clarinet, Honegger concerto for flute and Cor Anglais, performance and cd recording of Martin concerto for 7 winds, and the Australian premiere performance of the Flute Concerto by Liebermann in 2013 with the Sydney Symphony.

Janet regularly performs recitals and masterclasses, both live and on radio, Australia wide, and more recently in South Korea. Janet has performed chamber music regularly as a member of the Sydney Soloists and the former Australian Wind Virtuosi.

Janet has taught for the Singapore, Sydney, NSW and Tasmanian Universities.  She has been instrumental in the development of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute in Tasmania.

In 2010 she was invited to be a juror for the prestigious international “Nicolet Flute Competition”, held in China.

Janet has released two cds with Jocelyn Fazzone – “Tango and All That Jazz” and “Romantic Bon Bons” in 2013.

 

Lamorna Nightingale

lamornaLamorna Nightingale is a core member of the new music group – Ensemble Offspring and has been performing with them since 2007. She has appears regularly with Sydney’s best orchestras and chamber groups.

Through her publishing company, Fluteworthy Lamorna has created several pedagogical volumes of repertoire for young flute players and performed on two recordings of new Australian flute music ‘Eat Chocolate and Cry’ and ‘Spirit of the Plains’.

Lamorna has an active teaching studio and is a senior examiner for the AMEB. From 2012-14 Lamorna was the President of the Flute Society of NSW in this role she was responsible for organising several large scale events such as Eisteddfods and developing a stronger sense of community in the Australian flute scene.

Recently, Lamorna produced and performed as a soloist in the Australian Premier Performance of Sciarrino’s work for 104 flute players, ‘Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni’ at the Australian Flute Festival. In 2015 she performed in the Sydney season of  ‘Les Miserables’ and in January 2016 she performed with early music ensemble Anima Eterna at the Sydney Festival and then the Lincoln Centre in New York.

 

Derek Galloway

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After initially studying with Sheila Laing and Stewart Forbes while at school he continued his studies at Napier University Edinburgh with Sheila Cochrane, and later with Sheena Gordon (Scottish Chamber Orchestra).
Derek played professionally for many years and was founder member and played with “Zonda Flutes” an award winning flute trio based in Glasgow. He also played flute with “Glasgow Wind Band one of Europe’s premier symphonic wind orchestras, until re-locating to Australia in 2008.

Since moving to Australia Derek has quickly established himself as a popular music educator and flute teacher, he teaches in Sydney schools and is in demand as a flute tutor and ensemble coach. He is also guest conductor with various ensembles and has a private teaching studio in Lane Cove.

In 2010 Derek launched “Flute Connections” an organisation that provide professional flute workshops and events in NSW . He also owns and runs a specialist flute and music shop in Lane Cove. And just recently opened “Syrinx Music” Australia’s only online print music shop specializing in flute music.

Derek is an Associate of Trinity College of Music London and has a Diploma in Music from the Open University.

 

JP Fleury

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JP Fleury hails from Montreal, Canada. He graduated with a Music Diploma from Cegep de Drummondville, and later in 2007 he extended his music studies at Humber College in Toronto.

As a young adult, JP’s first major performing experience was at The Montreal International Jazz Festival which propelled him into a music career. He travelled the ocean for a decade as a show band leader playing sax, clarinet and flute on luxury cruise ships for the Holland America Line.

In 2010, JP made the transition from leading the band, to performing as a headline act with his now wife, Sally Maer, as ‘The Fleurys’. The couple were invited to perform as guest entertainers on the world’s top cruise lines such as Crystal and Cunard including performances on the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with JP arranging the duo’s music for both performing and recording.

In the short time JP has become an Australian, he has performed live on ABC radio, played principal sax in the Sydney International Orchestra for a series of Neil Diamond tribute shows with Peter Byrnes and also plays in Jenifer Green’s Shirley Bassey show. He performs regularly with jazz pianist Rodrick White and French singer Patricia Segui including a performance with them at Sydney’s famous ‘Foundry 616’.

JP has recorded for The Voice finalist Alex Gibson at Crash Symphony Productions, and for Scottish country hall of fame singer, Jackie Storrar.

As a trained Kindermusik teacher, JP runs these classes for parents with babies and children up to age four through ‘The Fluerys Music School’ Maestro Possums program. JP also works for the Central Coast Conservatorium Schools’ Program and is the Band Conductor and Woodwind teacher at Green Point Christian College as well as providing tuition through his private studio in Copacabana, NSW.

 

Vanessa Couper (Ropa)

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Vanessa studied at the Sydney Conservatorium where she completed a Bachelor of Music (first class honours) in 2007 and a Masters of Music (Performance) in 2009 and most recently, a Master of Music Therapy at The University of Melbourne (2013).

Vanessa has toured extensively overseas as Principal Flautist and Principal Piccolo with numerous orchestras performing in China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and The Netherlands, as well as nationally with chamber ensembles and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Vanessa has taught for over thirteen years in schools, at State Music Camps and within the Department of Education and Training (DET) Arts Unit.
Vanessa’s music therapy experience in Australia includes working with children in palliative care and respite, children and adolescents with autism and patients with dementia in a residential aged care facility. In 2013, Vanessa spent one month in India working for the Brett Lee MEWSIC Foundation setting up a music therapy program to help support children with cancer and their families.

Vanessa teaches flute at the Central Coast Conservatorium, from her private studio in Terrigal, NSW and at a number of Sydney Schools. Vanessa also directs the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music Flute Ensembles.

 

Rosalie Bourne

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Rosalie completed both her undergraduate and post graduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

An active and committed member of the Australian Flute Community, Rosalie is the Founder & Principal of Flute Tutor Australia, a leading web resource enabling sharing of flute information and event dates across Australia and a member of the committee of the NSW Flute Society.

Rosalie was responsible for developing the flute technique karate system (available free on http://www.musictechniqueninja.com) which has gained global recognition. She was also recently featured in the Dutch Flute Society magazine, ‘Fluit’.

Rosalie has over 25 years of experience teaching in schools, privately and running ensembles.  Rosalie currently teaches flute at Central Coast Conservatorium, from her private studio in Point Clare, NSW and at a number of Public and Private Schools.

On the Central Coast, Rosalie also directs the Central Coast Conservatorium Junior Flute Ensemble and the Conspirito Community Flute Ensemble as well as a number of school based ensembles.

 


Workshop Leaders 2017

Michaele Archer                

(Choral Director for combined morning warmup session)

michaeleMichaele has performed extensively nationally and internationally and has studied in New York with world renowned voice teacher, David Jones who works with singers at the Metropolitan Opera. Michaele performed with Opera Australia in Turandot, Otello, and Werther and as a guest soloist in concert. Other roles include Emmie in Albert Herring (Opera Australia), Mrs Peachum in The Beggars Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci and Tosca. Michaele appears with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia and has performed as the soprano soloist for Camina Burana, Mendelssohn Symphony 2, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.  Other highlights include recitals with classical guitarist Slava Gregoryan; principal role of ‘Queen of Light’ in The Gravel Pit Opera; Songs of the Sea a new work created for her by New York based composer, Padma Newsome and a national tour as singer and actor in Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. Michaele has performed as the soprano soloist for the Opera in the Arboretum, as part the Pearl Beach Music Festival with Apsara and as guest artist for the Special Olympics.  A graduate with distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School, Michaele has a Masters in Applied Science, researching breathing techniques for opera singers from the University of Sydney and a B.A. in Performances Studies, languages and Australian literature. Her research in breathing was presented in Paris at the International Congress of Voice teachers.

Recently Michaele premiered the song cycle ‘Brackish Songs’, a new work by composer Chris Sainsbury and the first live performance of  Schubert’s Erlking with an award winning sand animation by Californian animator Benny Zelkowicz. Michaele is one of 10 participants selected from around the world to take part in a Breathing Coordination for performers course held in Los Angeles this August.

Megan Lipworth

(Percussion Workshops)

meganMegan has been conducting school-aged groups for nine years, gaining experience with ensembles at all levels and with varying available resources.  She continues in 2017 as Conductor and Instrumental Programs Director at Lindfield Public School and Randwick Public School.  Megan has a particular passion and knack for building strong foundations in theory and practice during young musicians’ vital formative years.

Megan has worked closely with instrumental programs at The Arts Unit for over 13 years, with their selective ensembles and State Camps.

In 2007 Megan gained a BMus Studies in Percussion Performance at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  In 2010 she completed a BArts in Sociology from Macquarie University, which included a semester exchange to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she undertook further studies in wind band music and conducting.

Throughout high school and university Megan toured with various kinds of ensembles around the world, including Hong Kong, New Zealand, The USA, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and around Australia.

More recently she performs and tours often with the “B’Tutta” percussion ensemble for Musica Viva In Schools. She is a regular guest performer with community and professional ensembles, and she guest lectures, tutors, and marks for the Macquarie University African Drumming course.  Megan is also regularly invited to be the principal guest conductor at regional music camps throughout NSW and as adjudicator at various eisteddfods.

As a member of ABODA NSW Megan takes all opportunities to continue learning and developing as a conductor and educator.  She has completed the Jerry Nowak Conducting Summer School, the ANBOC conference, and is currently pursuing a Master of Teaching.

Megan has an intense passion for making music to the highest possible standard, and values the importance of music education in particular as a most vital part of a person’s intellectual, physical, and social development.  Singing and making great instrumental music feeds the mind, body, and soul in a way that no other single experience or activity can, and is a particularly special experience when shared with others.

Selena Maloney                

(Drama Workshops)

Selena MaloneySelena is a qualified Music and Drama teacher who completed a professional acting training degree at UWS Theatre Nepean in 2003, and prior to that studied acting at Ensemble Studios Kirribilli and ATYP. She has performed in many theatrical productions, both on stage and behind the scenes, and also has experience acting for film and television. Selena has had an article published in JEDA (Journal of Education in the Dramatic Arts), has taught Drama elective classes at GAT (Gifted And Talented) Camp, and she also runs her own Drama Club in Kincumber where she devises and directs a show each year.

Selena is also a musician. She plays and teaches the piano (accompanying flautists for AMEB exams) and having been the principal oboist in her high school band, has been inspired by her students to take it up again, hoping to join a woodwind ensemble in the near future!  She also plays guitar and ukulele and runs her own Ukulele Club for kids.

Selena is thrilled to be able to combine her three big loves- music, drama and kids- in her career as a specialist Music and Drama teacher. She obtained her Arts (Music major) and Teaching degrees from the University of Sydney, studying Music curriculum at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has over ten years experience teaching K-12 Creative Arts in a variety of primary and high schools where she has devised and directed showcase concerts and helped to produce big musical productions. She is loving her most recent gig at Narara Public School where she is taking choir and band rehearsals and woodwind tutorials. Selena is also a teacher on the Children’s Music Program at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.

Anthea Paterson & Clive Salzar                

(Body awareness & Alexander Workshops)

clive_2499Clive Salzer works as a body therapist in Umina Beach, Central Coast, and is a qualified Bowen Therapist, Life Coach and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy.

Clive started his career as a mathematician and computer programmer, with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Later he studied and worked as a yoga teacher for 30 years gaining an in-depth understanding of body mechanics. He also lectured on Yoga history, philosophy and meditation at Nature Care College in Sydney.

Clive is currently finalizing his Teacher Training Course in Alexander Technique, which is adding a new dimension to his own self development and to his professional work. Clive was recommended to Flutation by Greg Holdaway, Sydney Alexander Technique.

anthea_5855Anthea Paterson comes from Brazil where she started her musical studies on the piano at an early age and played the organ at the Anglican Church services at nine years old. Later she did her Bachelor in Singing at a Federal University and studied piano and singing for a year at the Royal College of Music in London.

Anthea worked for 25 years as Office Manager of the British Council in Brazil where she coordinated visiting arts events from the UK. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Integral Studies from JFK University in San Francisco, USA, and has trained in a few body work modalities, including Somatic Experiencing and Ortho-Bionomy.

Anthea is currently finalizing the Teacher Training Course in Alexander Technique, which has given her many insights into the use of her own body and the desire to share the benefits with others. Anthea was recommended to Flutation by Greg Holdaway, Sydney Alexander Technique.


Event Directors

Rosalie Bourne

Rosalie

Rosalie completed both her undergraduate and post graduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

An active and committed member of the Australian Flute Community, Rosalie is the Founder & Principal of Flute Tutor Australia, a leading web resource enabling sharing of flute information and event dates across Australia and a member of the committee of the NSW Flute Society.

Rosalie was responsible for developing the flute technique karate system (available free on http://www.musictechniqueninja.com) which has gained global recognition. She was also recently featured in the Dutch Flute Society magazine, ‘Fluit’.

Rosalie has over 25 years of experience teaching in schools, privately and running ensembles.  Rosalie currently teaches flute at Central Coast Conservatorium, from her private studio in Point Clare and at a number of Public and Private Schools.

On the Central Coast, Rosalie also directs the Central Coast Conservatorium Junior Flute Ensemble and the Conspirito Community Flute Ensemble as well as a number of school based ensembles.

 

Vanessa Couper (Ropa)

Vanessa

Vanessa studied at the Sydney Conservatorium where she completed a Bachelor of Music (first class honours) in 2007 and a Masters of Music (Performance) in 2009 and most recently, a Master of Music Therapy at The University of Melbourne (2013).

Vanessa has toured extensively overseas as Principal Flautist and Principal Piccolo with numerous orchestras performing in China, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and The Netherlands, as well as nationally with chamber ensembles and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Vanessa has taught for over thirteen years in schools, at State Music Camps and within the Department of Education and Training (DET) Arts Unit.
Vanessa’s music therapy experience in Australia includes working with children in palliative care and respite, children and adolescents with autism and patients with dementia in a residential aged care facility. In 2013, Vanessa spent one month in India working for the Brett Lee MEWSIC Foundation setting up a music therapy program to help support children with cancer and their families.

Vanessa teaches flute at the Central Coast Conservatorium, from her private studio in Terrigal and at a number of Sydney Schools. Vanessa also directs the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music Flute Ensembles.



Past Teachers & Workshop Leaders 

Past Teachers for Flutation have included:

James Kortum  (January 2016 Flutation)

Rosamund Plummer (January 2016 Flutation)

Shaun Barlow (January 2016 Flutation)

Christine Draeger (January 2015 Flutation)

Madeleine Bell (January 2015 Flutation)

Past Workshop Leaders have incldued:

Luke Gallen (Jazz – January 2016 Flutation)

Sean Steele (Drumming – January 2016 Flutation)

Julia Brennan (Warmups – January 2016 Flutation)

Shaun Barlow (Beat Boxing – January 2016 Flutation)

Megan Lipworth (Composition – January 2015 Flutation)

Michaele Archer (Voice – January 2015 Flutation)

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