Debra McConnell received her musical education through the University of New South Wales Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education program.
Debra achieved a major in piano and minor in violin and studied subjects in theatre and film.
Whilst studying at the university Debra undertook extra studies in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and holds a certificate I and AMEB Speech and Drama where she obtained an Associate diploma – practical.
After moving back to Goulburn Debra has:
taught at the Goulburn TAFE specialising in Early Childhood music Education
taught music years 7-12 at Goulburn High School
Conducted choirs, orchestras and ensembles Primary school and High School
Directed and Musical directed musicals for the Argyle Society and St. Saviour's Cathedral (The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Nunsense just to name a few)
Conducted Singfest 2012 for the Catholic Schools Northern Region Concert.
Debra teaches Early Childhood music, Piano, violin and Speech and Drama. She leads a junior string ensemble program and a K-6 vocal ensemble. During this time she has undergone studies in Suzuki Talent Education and now holds a certificate III in Violin Education. Debra is also the music convenor for the Goulburn Eisteddfod and prepares students for Eisteddfods, AMEB examinations and Suzuki Graduations. At Hume Conservatorium Debra has been a key tutor in the Goulburn Strings program.
Violin, Piano, Goulburn Strings Project, Accompanist