Simone de Haan

“Micheál McCarthy stands out as one of Australia’s foremost Aural and Musicianship teachers – not only in terms of the level of his educational and musical expertise, but also because of his amazing communication skills and ability to relate his teaching approach to high-level music making. He is also an international quality choral conductor across a range of educational, professional and community settings. Micheál has a passionate commitment and dedication to achieving the highest possible standards from those with whom he works; he sustains this through his empathetic teaching style, his extensive experience as an educator and an uncompromising commitment to his own ongoing professional and musical development. Over the last 30 years Micheál has also created his own unique approach and pedagogical methodology that underpins his teaching – an approach that draws on his initial Kodály-based postgraduate studies in Hungary, together with his own integration of recent contemporary choral, theatre and sports training techniques.”

Simone de Haan, Former Professor & Director, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music - UTAS, Queensland Conservatorium - Griffith University and ANU School of Music, Simone is also one of Australia's preeminent trombonists.

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