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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?
What do you love about your area?
Tell us about your experience in the industry
I discovered music late in the piece at age 22, but my learning journey was fast-tracked. I discovered something late but poured all my energy into it once I knew what I was passionate about.
Since then, I have been playing in a small three-piece band and large ensembles (65-strong choir), nationally and internationally, for more than 20 years.
What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?
A devoted family man (one wife and six children) which means that life is busy all the time. Heavily active in the industry giggin' every other weekend as well as church commitments.
Currently, my main creative project is working through my Master's. Inspiration is usually drawn from home and being around whānau. Going back to my marae in Tauranga is the other place to draw inspiration from.