PhD Candidate (USQ)
Certified Level I, II and III Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method
Since 2010, Courtney has been a passionate educator in the field of contemporary commercial music, working with students across a range of ages, from children to adults. She has run a busy home studio, and taught within a number of schools throughout the Toowoomba region as a specialist in contemporary piano and voice.
Courtney has conducted training workshops with contemporary vocalists at New Hope Church Toowoomba, and in 2017 conducted a lecture at USQ which focussed upon the physiology and acoustics of the voice, and a lecture-recital which focussed upon the history and performance practice of CCM vocal styles. Further details of these presentations can be found here.
Courtney is a professional member of the Somatic Voicework™ Teachers Association, and has held committee positions with the Toowoomba branch of the Queensland Music Teachers' Association (QMTA), including Committee Member (2016), President (2015) and Vice President (2014). Courtney served as Secretary for 11th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (2013).
Courtney is committed to bringing the cutting-edge of CCM pedagogy to her studio. She is passionate about developing a solid musical foundation in all her students, ensuring that they are skilled, confident and prepared to pursue success in whichever music path they choose.
Courtney’s encouraging approach ensures that each lesson is an uplifting experience, where students can feel safe, supported, satisfied and valued.