Jayne Hamilton has tickled the ivories for an average of six shows a year for 35 years in both community and professional theatre.
She has a remarkable talent of being able to play anything put in front of her - but freely admits the only thing she can't play without music is Happy Birthday in F major.
Jayne conducted her first musical at the age of 18 and has mentored many of the current breed of MD's around Sydney.
Jayne and her husband Chris were both honoured at the same function.
Each was told their spouse was up for the award and each kept the secret making it a special night for them.