Welcome to my website where you can learn about me and my work. I am an independent researcher, teacher and consultant of indigenous knowledge and indigenous development. I am passionate about indigenous creativity and innovation and have worked in this field for many years. I am also a freelance composer, musician and storyteller. I compose music for chamber groups, choirs and orchestras. I have also composed popular songs and have experimented with mātauranga Māori approaches to music making. I also compose stories and lead the development of the modern whare tapere. Read about my current projects here.
indigenous knowledge and development
I have long had a deep interest in indigenous knowledge, mātauranga Māori and iwi/tribal histories and traditions. More broadly, I have been keen to explore the ‘creative potential’ of indigenous Māori communities, knowledge, assets and resources. I am a researcher, teacher and consultant of indigenous knowledge and indigenous development and you can learn more about my work here.
music and story
I am also a composer of music and story. I create music for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras. I have also composed for choirs, written popular waiata/songs and have experimented with traditional Māori approaches to music making. My music making has a strong storytelling dimension as I love the combination of music and story! Occasionally, I also perform music and you can learn more about my music and storymaking experiences here.
Click the links below to read a brief overview of my qualifications, working career, previous committee roles, awards and publications. See also a media link containing profile statements and images.
My iwi-tribal affiliations are Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngā Puhi.