Chris - Teacher #1348

- Trumpet

- English

Teaching Philosophy

The Trumpet is one of the most versatile instruments there is. It can be used for so many different styles that it is really important to have solid technique to enable great playing through these styles.
Music should also be a fun experience. My lessons involve enjoyable activities that motivate students to practice.

Musical Education

McGill University - Master of Music
Sydney University - Bachelor of Music
Trinity College of Music - Associate and Licentiate Diplomas

Awards and Distinctions

Australian Open Brass Champion of Champions 2012
Australian Open Trumpet Winner 2009-14
McGill Concerto Competition Brass Winner 2014
International Trumpet Guild Junior Solo Winner 2010
Australian Junior Brass Champion of Champions 2010
Australian Junior Trumpet Winner 2006-2010
New South Wales Young Musician of the Year 2009

Special Skills and Training

Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal Sydney Symphony Orchestra Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra Aldeburgh World Orchestra: Britten Pears Festival - (Performing in BBC Proms, Germany and Amsterdam) New World Symphony Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra Musica Pronto Chamber Orchestra Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra Australian Youth Orchestra Sydney Sinfonia New South Wales Police Band Sydney Conservatory Orchestra - (Performed with Juilliard Orchestra NY, San Francisco CA, and Boulder CO) State Schools Symphony Orchestra Copper and Brass Big Band KHS Jazz Band (tours of Australia and Cuba)


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).