Jennifer is a musician, composer and educator with many years of experience. She has sung as a classical soprano with the Australian Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Song Company.

She wrote and performed the popular Baby Proms™

concerts with the Auckland Philharmonia and Vector Wellington Orchestras, and has won two ‘Tui’ awards for her children’s albums at the NZ Music Awards.

Jennifer is passionate about providing opportunities for all to experience the sheer joy of music through accessible music making. She is featured as one of Palmerston North’s Creative Giants.

Jennifer is the founder and voice leader of

Palmerston North’s freshest choir, The Manawatu

Community Choir, which has a wide following, allowing all ages to find and re-find the joy of singing with others.

She leads Manawatu African Drumming which enables adults  to experience the joy and exuberance of African drumming in a friendly environment.  Jennifer is also proud to lead the exciting performing drumming ensemble, Manawataki. Jennifer enjoys helping others to get their groove on and teaches African Dance classes in the Manawatu.

Jennifer frequently guides corporate and school groups and school children with Team Drumming enabling them to colour their lives with music.

Jennifer has created many opportunities for music making through the power of the ukulele. She provides many opportunities for people to & enjoy ukulele.

Jennifer works from a centrally located creative space: Shed 23 in Palmerston North.

Jennifer is delighted to be sharing her passion for music with others.

© Noteworthy Productions Trust (NZ) 2018

Offical bio

I LOVE helping people to discover their innate musicianship!

I had a very blessed upbringing with amazing musical opportunities and encouragement. I danced, sang, and tootled my way into serious study in Wellington, Sydney and London. I won 2 TUI awards for my children’s albums and was fortunate enough to call the Sydney Opera House my office for a while.

I’m loving living in the Manawatu...and here’s what I do now.

I founded and run Manawatu Community Choir...where ANYONE can come and sing...’if you can stroll in the door’’re in the choir! I love helping people rediscover their can also come to me  for vocal coaching.

I adore African drumming...I run sessions for adults in Palmerston North, catering for beginners and those who’ve had a go already!

I am really good with enabling groups of people to drum. I can have a bunch of strangers sounding like rock stars in no time at all. So I’m happy to come to your workplace, school, or conference to get everyone grooving too.

I lead a spectacular group of drummers called Manawataki and we’re always up for enhancing YOUR event.

Getting my groove on and enabling others to do just that is VERY important to me. So I now also teach African Dance classes...come empowering...for all.

I also am a dab hand at ukulele...I can teach YOU how to play from scratch and reinvigorate your playing.

I hang out and work from a cool spot in central Palmerston North: Shed 23- the playground of the city. Look forward to seeing you there soon. :)