I was then inspired to be like that teacher to as many young people as possible.
In 2009 with 30 students learning in an old shed, I set out to build the music school that I wished existed when I was a young person.
Fast forward a few years and those 30 students turned into New Zealand's largest private music school of 2000+ students and 50+ team members.
After 11 years, on December 19th, 2020 I successfully sold my music school, handed over the keys and stepped into the role of Chairman of the board for the charitable foundation I set up many years earlier.
The Goodtime Foundation provides free music scholarships and mentoring to our city's most disadvantaged youth.
My mission has always been to run a profitable business that also makes a positive difference in the community
Receiving the awards below was a humbling experience and a proud moment where we were recognised for our success in both aspects of that mission.