Certificate III Music Industry Training, B.Mus Composition & Music Production (undergraduate, Australian Institute of Music)
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Hi, and welcome to my Music Teachers Online page!
My name’s Brett, I’m in my mid-20’s and have performed in over 50 ensembles spanning full symphony orchestras and big-bands to contemporary bands, experimental duos and solo performance. I have been playing as well as teaching bass for a long time, but I feel my discipline as a bassist stems from birth.
First two years went by with being deaf, and my only experience of sound being what it simply is; vibrations. It was lows that I experienced most, I felt them! Having my three corrective operations between ages 2-6, the gift of hearing literally became music to my ears.
From there, at the age of 7, I pursued dancing. Jazz, Tap, followed by Classical Ballet. The practice of interpreting sounds and rhythm and using your body to project that expression gives a defining edge to understanding groove.
Roll all of this, a healthy artistic community in Newcastle, a performing arts school with industry veterans and a world of opportunity, and you get:
a very inspired, humbled and opportunistic bass player looking to make waves.
My life opportunities have led me to do just about everything I could have dreamed of; arranging, performing, recording, touring, publishing and everything else in-between and beyond. These are not just ticked boxes though, these are benchmarks that I strive for.
All the while, I wish to teach. To inspire. To pass on my experience and help others the best I can. What else are bass players good for?
Thanks for reading, and to aspiring students I’m looking very forward to meeting every single one of you,
Past and present bands and affiliated artists include:
Post Paint, Canvas Kites, Kira Puru & the Bruise, Jack Colwell & the Owls Boatfriends, Bad Man, McArtney, Mojo Juju & the Snake Oil Merchants, Tin Sparrow, John Vella
These details were last updated on July 30, 2015