Dr Jim Coyle is a lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he works in the Music Education Division. He is also a constant composer and more rarely a conductor. Much of Jim’s music making is with community groups, and with teenagers and children. He is in demand as a leader of professional development for music teachers and as a mentor to young composers. Jim holds degrees from the Universities of London and Sydney and is involved in school and community music-making through New South Wales and beyond.