A graduate of the University of Melbourne (B Mus, M Mus) and the University of Toronto (PhD) Dianne lectured in Music History and Theory at Australian Catholic University. She has participated in many choirs, including the Scots Church Choir (Melbourne), Melbourne Chorale, Canterbury Fellowship and Gisborne Singers. Dianne moved to Macedon in 2008, and on retiring from academic life in 2010 she founded Young Voices of Macedon (initially Macedon Ranges Childrens' Choir). She is also a pipe organist and is currently Director of Music for the Anglican Parish of Gisborne. Within this parish, she is Organist and Choir Director at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon.