A dynamic music educator and choral conductor, Renee Heron brings a wealth of experience to The Yarra Voices. She is currently a primary music teacher and choral director at Caulfield Grammar, Malvern Campus and has enjoyed stints working with the Australian Boys Choir as Teacher-in-Charge of the Probationer training group, Xavier College and Methodist Ladies College. Renee is one of Melbourne’s leading practitioners of the Kodály music education philosophy and in 2016-17 had the privilege of attending Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary. She is a musicianship and methodology course lecturer for the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, where she serves on the Victorian Committee and acts as a regular adjudicator and workshop presenter. Renee is a talented musician in her own right, holding a Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland, and an AMusA in Violin. She also holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne. Renee is a member of Melbourne based chamber choir, Polyphonic Voices.
Accompanist & Rehearsal Tutor
Peta Taylor is an experienced music teacher, accompanist and choral conductor who has been working with children’s choirs for over 10 years. She currently holds a music teaching position at Xavier College, Burke Hall where she is involved with Early and Middle Years choirs, classroom teaching, piano teaching, accompanying and a whole lot more. Peta also holds positions at Choir Victoria as a conductor, and regularly accompanies for various Sing Australia groups around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Peta holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Piano, and has completed qualifications in both Kodály teaching method and Orff Schulwerk.