Brass Teachers

Sophia Evans

French Horn Teacher

Sophia has been learning music for 17 years and is an enthusiastic musician and lover of all genres. She started piano at the age of 5, completing and receiving Honours or First Class Honours for all ANZCA piano exams in both Classical and Modern from Introductory up to and including Grade 8. She has also completed music theory exams from Introductory up to Grade 5 with both ANZCA and AMEB. Sophia began learning French Horn at age 10, and has completed AMEB horn exams up to and including Grade 6 level. She has performed with the Griffith University Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Brass Ensemble over her first 7 years of playing horn, and was principal horn in Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 in 2018, which she was a member of for two years. Sophia has taught instrumental music for three years; teaching piano, theory, guitar, ukulele, voice, drums, and horn, and is passionate about sharing the joys of music with her students.

Sam Schimming

Trumpet Teacher

Sam is a well accomplished young trumpet player in the Brisbane area. He has been playing trumpet for over 9 years and teaching at his home studio since 2017. He is currently engaged with groups such as the Young Conservatorium and the Queensland Youth Symphony. His future aspirations consist of studying in Europe and eventually being an orchestral performer. Outside of music, Sam enjoys powerlifting, astrophysics and spending time with his dogs.

Will Muir

Trombone Teacher

Will is an accomplished tertiary level trombone player, currently studying at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith university. He has been playing the trombone for 8 years, working with and learning from many prominent brass players within Queensland, including the principle trombone players of both the Queensland Pops Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. During his time at school, he took part in both the Australian Honours Ensemble Program and the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program, in which he was nominated twice for (2018,2019). Upon graduating from school, he successfully auditioned for the Queensland Conservatorium, and was offered a place at the University of Queensland. Will is currently working towards completing a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Trombone, as well as involving himself in other prominent music communities, such as Brisbane Brass and the Queensland Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. He has aspirations to study music overseas and to develop his skills as not only a trombone soloist, but as an orchestral musician and as a mentor.

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