Gail was born in a rural area on the outskirts of Brisbane. She is a gifted musician who was entranced by the beauty of music at the tender age of 5 when she was enrolled in piano and ballet lessons. By age 16, she played piano and organ professionally for corporate events and wedding receptions. Four years later, Gail was living in Europe and began her piano teaching career in Belgium. On return to Australia, Godfrey’s Academy of Music opened on Brisbane’s south-side. This purpose-built Music Academy was recognized as an ‘Outstanding Business Achiever’.

Gail embraced the Kodály philosophy in music education which opened doors into early childhood music education and primary school teaching. Later her curiosity in how music affects health led to post-graduate studies in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, after which she trained as a GIM therapist at the The University of Melbourne. Gail is an experienced and qualified music teacher and music psychotherapist who offers friendly professional service to children, adolescents and adults in individual and group sessions.

Gail is the recipient of the 2019 International Katalin Forrai Award for early childhood music. Her qualifications include Teacher of Music, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Education and Registered Guided Imagery & Music Therapist and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She is passionate about the holistic development of people which is reflected in her areas of study. Her multi-disciplinary approach and conceptual blending of ideas, combines to strengthen and enrich her service to people of all ages and backgrounds.


Options to do sessions online or in-person

Music Education

- Piano & Theory Tuition (beginners to advanced, all ages)
- Children with special needs / gifted children
- Examinations optional
- Early Childhood Music Teaching Courses

Music Psychotherapy

Embracing the Imagination for Health and Wellbeing
Music Psychotherapy sessions for children and adults are known to be effective in managing stress, trauma recovery, grief, spiritual growth, physical illness and relationship change
- Relaxation
- Retreat
- Workshops

NDIS clients accepted: Check eligibility at 1800 800 110 or https://ndis.gov.au/

Further information about Guided Imagery and Music can be found at
  • https://www.musicandimagery.org.au/ (Australia)
  • https://www.musicandimagery.org/ (UK, Ireland)
  • https://www.music-and-imagery.eu/ (Europe)