Bridie comes from a musical family and started learning the piano and recorder at 6, before taking up the flute at the age of 10. She studied at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, where she was Music Captain, and while in her senior years there she began learning the flute with Kellie Grennan. In her HSC year she was selected to perform as a soloist at the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Instrumental Music.
After completing high school, Bridie was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying flute with Alexa Still and James Kortum and music education with Peter Dunbar-Hall. While studying she worked as a flute tutor and band conductor at Concord West Public School. She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2010. Upon graduating she was awarded the Ruben Scarf Foundation Memorial Award for achieving the highest AAM in a performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium and the University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize.
Since finishing her studies Bridie has taught classroom music at North Sydney Girls High School for a number of years, teaching all levels from years 7 to 12 including the Music 2 and Music Extension HSC courses. Her HSC students have achieved excellent results, including ENCORE nominations for performances and compositions, and some have placed in the NSW top achievers in course list. Bridie has extensive choral conducting experience and has performed with her choirs in numerous competitions and at venues including the Sydney Town Hall.
Bridie has recently returned from three months in Mtwapa, Kenya where she volunteered in a school, teaching Music and English to primary and high school students.