Des is a qualified TAFE teacher with 15 years’ experience (Swinburne TAFE Teacher of the Year Award 2006) with a life-long love of Music.   He learnt classical piano at an early age, studied music at High School, and sang in the NSW annual Choral Concerts choir, as well as in a solo group at the Sydney Opera House Choral Concerts.

A guitar player since the age of 14, Des is now combining his love of music and teaching in providing music lessons to the local community. He has as led Music Groups at Melbourne Ukulele and Surrey Hills Music Festivals and other Community events.

Des has also accompanied other musicians in CD recordings, played in bush, jazz, and party bands; and sung and played guitar at various Charity gigs and local Café’s. A lifelong learner, Des is currently studying advanced classical and acoustic guitar.