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.

While studying at 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 in 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, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver just to name a few)

  • Conducted Singfest 2012 for the Catholic Schools Northern Region Concert

  • Taught violin as part of the Goulburn Strings Project

  • Studied Suzuki Talented Education and holds a certificate III in Violin Education

  • Jointly developed “Hume Music Time” Early Childhood Music Education via YouTube in 2021

  • Music Director for the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre opening concerts in March 2022


Debra currently teaches Early Childhood Music, piano and violin. She leads the Allegro String Ensemble. Debra also prepares students for AMEB examinations and Suzuki Graduations.

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Violin, Piano, Early Childhood Music, Accompanist

Debra McConnell