Melissa is passionate about supporting teachers and students in rural areas, as she grew up in a regional area and understands the challenges that musicians in these areas face. She has travelled all over Australia in this capacity and achieved quite a following. Her workshops are informative, fun and inspirational! She is able to present masterclasses in a variety of instruments, as well as other specialised workshops. Some ideas are listed below. Please email for further information and costs. 

  • Wonderful Woodwind Workshop – tips on improving breathing, articulation, tone production and technique. Suitable for flute, clarinet, saxophone or recorder players from beginner to Diploma standard.


  • Performance Plus Workshop – how to hone your performance skills including stage etiquette, controlling nerves and conveying your musicality to your audience. Suitable for all instruments. Great for HSC students also.


  • Piano Masterclass – for pianists of all ages and all standards. Work on your own repertoire to take it to the next level. Including specific instruction on technique, tone production and musicality.


  • How to master cantabile style on the piano. – an essential part of playing repertoire from the Romantic period. Learn how to use your arms and fingers to achieve the best tone from the instrument.


  • Choral workshop – How to get the best out of your school or community choir and achieve the maximum enjoyment for the members! This workshop is designed for beginners to experienced conductors and involves discussion about repertoire (including Australian), help with conducting if required, and warm-ups for your choir.


  • School Band makeover – working with bands or ensembles of any size or makeup to achieve the optimum performance level of the group.