Lucy McKechie currently teaches music at John Paul College and has previously taught instrumental music (strings) at various Brisbane independent and state schools. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium and also completed her Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning and was a recipient of the ASME Queensland Award for Outstanding Music Education Graduates. Lucy has recently lived in New York for 2 years, where she taught in an El Sistema inspired music program for children in under-served communities. She has returned home with a keen interest in the positive development of youth and is inspired and excited to share her experiences.