B.Mus. (Perf), M.Mus. (1st class hons.) Dip Tchng
Sally Tibbles is acknowledged as one of the key figures in New Zealand's Early Music scene. After completing an MMus (1st class hons) in baroque flute at the University of Auckland she undertook study in the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Wilbert Hazelzet and Barthold Kuijken.
Since returning to New Zealand she has developed an active performing career, appearing with numerous early music ensembles throughout the country, including Age of Discovery, NZ Barok, NZ Baroque Soloists and Kowhai Baroque. As a member of Extempore Sally is frequently heard on RNZ Concert. Her performance on the Extempore CD 'Music by the Sons of Bach' has received critical acclaim.
Sally is Artist Teacher in baroque flute and studio pedagogy at the University of Auckland, and Associate Director of Music at St Cuthbert's College, where in addition to classroom teaching she has responsibility for the Co-curricular music programmes.
Her interest in Music Education has led her to undertake study in the Suzuki, Orff, and Kodaly Pedagogies, which have defined and inspired both her classroom and studio teaching. She collaboraties with Dr. Graham McPhail in presenting a 'Studio Pedagogy' course at Auckland University's School of Music.