Will is an accomplished tertiary level trombone player, currently studying at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. He has studied with prominent Queensland brass players including the principal and associate trombone players of both the Queensland Pops Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in the Australian Honours Ensemble Program and was nominated twice for the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program, the latter for which he travelled to Seattle in the US in 2018 and 2019 to attend the prestigious Western international Band Clinic. Will is currently working to complete a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Trombone, and regularly performs in music ensembles with Brisbane Brass and the Queensland Youth Orchestra, including Wind Symphony and Big Band. 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.
Sam is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium specialising in classical trumpet. He graduated from Nudgee College in 2020 and was granted the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship for high achieving students. He is currently working towards his goal of becoming an orchestral trumpet player and throughout this process has found a passion for teaching and early music performance. Additionally, he is passionate about powerlifting, competing at a state level and finding ways to use this experience to help his teaching and playing. In his free time, Sam enjoys learning about physics, playing with his two Labradoodles and performing with groups such as the Brisbane Philharmonic, Queensland Youth Symphony and Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble.
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.