Vice President & Board Director
MEd, DipEd, BMus
Born and raised in Melbourne's West, Lyn pursued her love of music, and a desire to share it with the next generation, through tertiary studies at the Melba Conservatorium of Music where she studied Clarinet under Paul Champion (Principal Clarinetist of Orchestra Victoria). Passionate about teaching, she then went on to obtain a DipEd (Secondary) from the Australian Catholic University and began teaching instrumentally, arranging repertoire and conducting ensembles at a variety of different schools across the State, Catholic and Independent systems.
A member of the Westgate Concert Band for half of her life, Lyn values the importance of creating strong social and musical pathways within communities and connecting organisations that support this continued growth. She has been an active presence as a member of this band; playing, conducting, arranging, recruiting, fundraising and serving on committee.
Lyn also recently completed her Masters of Education through Victoria University, her thesis focusing on the correlation between long-term ensemble participation and improved well-being, as well as investigating the elements of Positive Education that exist intrinsically within music education. This approach has informed her pedagogical approach to teaching; seeking to empower students while ensuring they attain a quality and comprehensive musical foundation that will prepare them for a variety of musical pathways.
Participating actively as an educator, musician, committee member and administrator within these professional and amateur spheres, and motivated by her own background, Lyn possesses a broad perspective of the industry. Lyn looks forward to working within the VMTA as they strive to support music educators in providing quality and equitable music education in our state.