Butterfly Music was founded as a music ministry in December 2000. In the sixteen years since then the “Butterfly” has taken wings! Our music is now used in Catholic schools and churches all over Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. I have had the honour of visiting nearly 1000 communities and performed over 2000 concerts in that time.
In those travels I have met many people who, like me, are inspired to write songs of faith for children and teachers. In 2003 I met Jane Mitchell in the Sale Diocese of Victoria. In 2011 I met Drew Lane, a performing arts and classroom teacher at St Peter’s Catholic School in East Bentleigh in Melbourne. And a little closer to home I met Tim Hart in 1995 when as a thirteen-year-old he offered to help me sing and play at Sunday morning Mass in our parish in Sydney. Eleven years later he became my son-in-law when he married our daughter Nicole.
Between Jane, Drew, Tim and I, we have more than 80 years’ experience in Catholic education and liturgical music for children. Our breadth of gifts, I believe, ensures a variety of high quality and diverse resources for the primary RE classroom in Australian and New Zealand Catholic schools.