- Robin Fazakerley
- Born: 1932
Born 14 September 1932 in Mount Albert, Auckland. Educated: Blockhouse Bay Primary School (1938-1941), Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland (1942-1945), Avondale Collge (1946-1950), Auckland Teachers’ College (1951-1952), and Auckland University College. Studied piano, organ and cello. Qualifications: Teacher’s ‘C’ Certificate (1953), LRSM Piano-Teacher’s (1959), LTCL Class Music Teaching (1969), LTCL Violoncello Performance (1971). Main Teaching Positions: Music teacher, Rangitikei College, Marton (1963-1967); Foundation music teacher, James Cook High School, Manurewa (1968-1970); Full-time itinerant teacher of violoncello and double bass for Department of Education, Auckland (1971-1984). Experience: Accompanist for Girls’ Choir, Avondale College, as well as for Hastings Choral Society and for intrumental exams. Parish organist at St Jude’s, Avondale, and at St Mathew’s, Hastings. Cellist in the Auckland Teachers’ College Orchestra, Auckland University College Orchestra, Manawatu Youth Orchestra, Manawatu Sinfonia (foundation member), Southern Orchestra (Papatoetoe), Mozart Orchestra, St Mathew’s Orchestra, Hawkes Bay Regional Orchestra, and Hastings Sinfonietta.
Miss Fazakerley is retired, but still interested in music-making. Besides composition, her interests include gardening, embroidery, chamber music and reading.Source: Robin Fazakerley, July 2007