I began writing songs and poems at the age of fourteen. I have always been interested in the stories around me and later in life, I pursued formal study in journalism alongside my teaching career.
Australian Teacher Magazine [November 2017]
I specialise in writing about the performing arts – in particular, music – and education but I am open to opportunities that extend my skills as a writer.
My first printed article appeared in Australian Teacher Magazine in November 2017.
My published work is available to view in my portfolio below. If you would like to discuss my writing services, please contact me directly.
From Edinburgh to Hollywood, Hartstone making every post a winner
Actress, playwright, director, producer, curator, and teacher – pay a visit to Joanne Hartstone’s website and these are the many roles she somehow balances. Hartstone has taught drama since 2000, and from 2013 has worked as a high school teacher. Her debut production, The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign has been praised by critics and audiences alike… Read more.
State-of-the-art Super Schools open doors in South Australia
As part of a $323 million Education Works New Schools Public Private Partnership Project which commenced in 2009, the South Australian State Government has condensed twenty regular schools into six “super” schools… Read more.
Adelaide Fringe Festival success for talented teacher
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is a drawcard for creatives who want to showcase their work, and Sarah Jessica Williams, an emerging, practicing artist whose teaching extends far beyond the classroom, is one of them… Read more.
Steps to maintaining accreditation for graduate teachers
After years of devoted study, graduate teachers are generally keen to put their skills into practice. Such tenacity offers new perspectives to an educational institution….. Read more.
Igniting creativity in your classroom – it’s easier than you might think
Fostering creativity in the classroom is key to finding the innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists among our students. Education must amount to more than grades and rankings, and so discovering a student’s ability to uniquely contribute to society is a noble goal…. Read more.
We chat to the cast and creatives of Pasek & Paul’s Edges at The Adelaide Fringe
The names Pasek and Paul are often met with a knowing grin. The songwriting duo are a household name with successful credits such as La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and Dear Evan Hansen. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are on a winning streak and Irregular Productions is about to take patrons back to chapter… Read more.
Shrek The Musical Premieres in SA
Fairy Tales should really be updated. This Dreamworks Theatricals production does just that in its clever adaptation of fairy tales led by a cantankerous green ogre with a big heart. Presented by Adelaide Youth Theatre (AYT), Shrek The Musical opened on Friday 19th January 2018 to appreciative audiences, and has already received rave reviews… Read more.
The challenges of the modern music teacher: Graham Abbott reflects
In a Western Sydney suburb during the ‘60s, a young student pored over music encyclopaedias developing a fascination with classical music. Growing up in a non-musical family, he started violin lessons at 12 prompted by a chance meeting with a French violinist who volunteered lessons at his school…
Broadway Sessions: An Invitation to Music Theatre Lovers
Broadway Sessions has entered its third year and co-producers Peter Johns and Scott Reynolds are proud of their musical brainchild. The producers are extending an invitation to interstate and international performers touring Adelaide. Anyone can register, but Johns and Reynolds conduct a selection process. Broadway Sessions is a unique open-mic experience with a musical theatre…Read more.
Master of Administration – Email Management
Digital communication is normal for many Australians, so too is the reality of a full email inbox. We are a nation of screen-gazers, whether for work or leisure, and the internet has become a staple of daily life. It may seem excessive, but according to the Sensis Social Media Report 2016, Australians are spending 12.5 hours per week on Facebook alone!Read more.
Stay focused, never give up: Nathan Foley’s life on the road
For a man who spends a lot of time on planes and cruise ships, Nathan Foley’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. Nathan’s day job is to sing his heart out and tour the world as a guest entertainer for some of the major cruise liners. With an international professional career spanning 26 years… Read more.
Speechless: a Wordless Opera
A groundbreaking work such as this in new Australian music is as rare as a straight answer from a politician. With Speechless, award-winning Australian composer Cat Hope has created an opera unlike any other. I had the privilege of attending the first public viewing of her composition’s workshop on Friday 28 July in Port Adelaide… Read more.