brass teachers

Campbell Barnes

French Horn
Bathurst campus

Campbell first began playing brass instruments at school, and went on to study French Horn at Sydney Conservatorium. After three years playing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra he furthered his studies in Germany, at the end of which he went on to become Solo Horn in several leading European orchestras. Returning to Australia he played 1st Horn with the Australian Opera Orchestra, and taught French Horn at Sydney Conservatorium. He has tutored at both National Music Camp and at Pan Pacific International Music Camp. Until recently he taught Brass at Orange Regional Conservatorium. Past students occupy positions in orchestras and teaching institutions in Australia and Europe.

Marc Brown

Brass instruments
Lithgow campus and LGA

Marc Brown joins us delivering our small schools curriculum in the Lithgow LGA area. Marc plays trombone and teaches brass instruments.

David Hood

Trumpet, trombone
Bathurst campus

David started learning trumpet in a junior high band program in the United States. After finishing secondary school in Adelaide, South Australia, he undertook a BMus degree at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, majoring in trumpet performance. He has taught in many public and private schools over the past forty years and has played trumpet with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Canberra  Symphony Orchestra.

Brendon McLeod

Trumpet, trombone
Bathurst campus

Brendon McLeod has taught brass instruments since he was in high school. His main instrument is the trombone. He has expertise in Jazz music, having studied Jazz for a year at the Sydney Conservatorium, as well as with Graeme Lyall at the Generations in Jazz Academy (now the James Morrison Academy) In Mount Gambier, South Australia. He holds a Diploma of Music (Jazz), a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Literature, and a Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Laykus Woods

Bathurst campus

Laykus Woods began playing trumpet in his primary school band. Since then, he has completed AMEB practical and theory examinations, and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music degree through Central Queensland University’s partnership with Mitchell Conservatorium. Laykus also plays euphonium, french horn, trombone, piano and guitar. He plays in several community bands around Bathurst and beyond, performing music in a multitude of genres. Laykus has a strong passion for composing and arranging music, and he continues to write and arrange music for a variety of ensembles.

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