After completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006, during which time she studied with Susan Blake, Caroline relocated to England to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Nicholas Jones. In England she auditioned for the class of Gregor Horsch, principal cellist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra (the Netherlands), and as a result relocated to Germany to study with him and to attend the Orchester-Zentrum NRW. While living in Europe Caroline worked extensively as a chamber musician, highlights included performing in prestigious venues such as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Hermitage in Russia and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Caroline has also worked with the Mannheimer Philharmoniker and she was principal cellist with NJO Nationall Jeugd Orkest (Netherland’s National Youth Orchestra).
Since returning to Australia in 2012 Caroline has continued performing and is currently associate principal cellist of the Metropolitan Orchestra. Caroline now chooses to focus a lot of her energy on teaching as she finds sharing her musical knowledge and witnessing the development of her students inspiring and rewarding. Whether or not students wish to pursue music as a career or are simply playing for enjoyment, Caroline believes that learning music can help develop an inquisitive mind, teaches the importance of hard work and perseverance as well as nurturing confidence and self reliance. Caroline has taught students of all ages and has worked with beginners through to those undertaking AMusA, studying music for the HSC and/or entrance into music tertiary courses such as those offered at Central Coast Conservatorium (CCC). Along with being involved with CCC, Caroline conducts a cello ensemble and teaches at Chatswood High, is cello tutor at Knox Grammar School and has a private studio of students in Sydney.
Qualifications:BMusPerf, PostGrad Dip MusPerf
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.