Dr Christobel Llewellyn

Dr Llewellyn is a professional pianist, conductor, and music educator, consultant to HSC music students, The Sydney Opera House Baby Proms and The City of Sydney.   She herself was mentored by great musicians namely Isador Goodman and Leonard Bernstein.    Any wonder she has a burning desire to pass her knowledge on!  

She firmly believes that all children should have the opportunity of learning music from birth and KINDERJAZZ was created to achieve this aim.   Not only does she run her own vibrant home studio, she also manages two orchestras while parenting her three teenage children, Stephanie, Miles and Imogen.   Her husband David Llewellyn is the extremely talented composer and lyricist for KINDERJAZZ.

She is a keen supporter of live music and provides work for a number of top artists in Sydney.   Her particular study has been in music education and it's effect on children and is a sought after speaker in this field.   She has produced all six KINDERJAZZ CD's, the latest of which was launched in October 2007.   In 2010, the collaboration with Putumayo Kids 'Jazz Playground' won the Parent's Choice GOLD Award in America. 

To add to this busy schedule, she appears on radio and television expounding the many benefits of a musical education and is currently involved in developing both a live children's TV series, and a feature length film including the fabulous KINDERJAZZ band.  Most recently she won Australian Citizen of the Year 2012,  for her outstanding service to Music Education in this country. 

 

WISE WORDS:

" There's no use trying, " said Alice. "One can't believe in impossible  things."      "I daresay you haven't had much practice."   said the Queen.     "When I was your age I used to practice for half an  hour a day.     Why sometimes  I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."                                                                               

- Lewis Carroll, from 'Alice in Wonderland'