Heather McKenzie


Heather McKenzie

ARCM (London), BMus (Melb), LMusA, AMusA, MIMT

Heather was born and educated in Geelong, achieving her AMusA with Margaret Hair. She later studied piano with Stephen McIntyre at The Victorian College of the Arts, and with Ronald Farren-Price at The University of Melbourne where she was awarded the LMusA diploma and the BMus degree. Heather furthered her postgraduate studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music (with Joan Havill), the Royal Academy of Music (with Ruth Nye) and the Royal College of Music (where she was awarded the Asscoiate Diploma in Piano Performance).

She has had numerous successes in Eisteddfods and competitions, and has performed as a concerto soloist with various symphony orchestras throughout Victoria. She has also recorded for radio 3MBS. In Europe she performed at the 'International Centre for Chamber Music and Performance' in Croatia. In 2003 Heather taught piano at the 'Pan Pacific Music Camp' in Sydney. Heather has given solo recitals throughout Victoria and Tasmania and is also an active chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, adjudicator and AMEB examiner.

Heather has worked as repetiteur on a variety of musical productions including The Mikado, Iolanthe, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Branum, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Thoroughly Modern Mille and The Music Man.

Heather has taught piano in many of Victoria's major private schools, including Geelong Grammar School and Scotch College. She is currently Head of Keyboard at Tintern Grammar, and is working as a piano teacher and accompanist in her private studio.

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