BMus Perf Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Professional Commercial Musician
I provide lessons online and in person (Toowoomba) for Trombone, Trumpet and Euphonium students of all levels. For all other instruments and voice, I provide lessons in improvisation and commercial playing. I also provide in-person and Skype lessons for music theory, jazz theory, arranging and composition, sight-reading, song writing and aural training.
Please get in touch with me to book a time and start a lesson plan for yourself or your child.
BMus Performance, Classical Trombone
Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane
Over 10 years experience as a professional commercial musician and arranger, including being a Musical Director with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for the past 6 years.
If you would like custom sheet music arrangements of your piece of music, or any piece you may wish to perform (pending Copyright Approval), I can help. I have been doing custom arrangements for headline acts for many years and will produce flawless parts with perfect readability on the band stand. I can arrange for any size ensemble with any instrumentation.
Like arrangements, I can take your music and turn it into sheet music, exactly as it sounds on your recording. I can also do this for any other music pending Copyright Approval.
Copying (Digital Engraving/Typesetting)
If you have hand written charts that need to be engraved, or sketches of your ideas that you would like to form into a cohesive arrangement than I can do that for you.
Finally, if you need help writing your next song, or even working out some nice horn lines to give your piece that extra spark, then get in touch!
All you have to do is send me an email with your request and I will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote. Once we agree on details and payment, I will get to work. All parts and scores will be delivered to your inbox via high quality .pdf format, or for an extra fee I will also have them printed on high quality card stock and mailed to your address.
All engraving work I do is carried out using Avid Sibelius 7.
A bit more about me:
Steve was born in Toowoomba, Australia and studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University in Brisbane, under the guidance of Mr. Thomas Coyle, Mr. Jason Redman, Mr. Ben Marks and Mr. Peter Luff. During his studies he achieved principle chairs in all ensembles he performed with, including Lead Trombone in the Conservatoire’s premier ensemble ‘The Con Artists’ under the direction of Mr. John Hoffman. In 2004 and 2005 Steven was given the opportunity to train with the Queensland Symphony through their Traineeship Program, providing excellent experience and exposure.
Following his studies Steven moved to the United Kingdom and enjoyed a busy and diverse freelance career across the North, performing with Orchestra’s, Brass Bands, Chamber Jazz Ensembles and commercial engagements. Shortly after arriving in the UK, Steven was offered the opportunity to work as a sideman with Royal Caribbean International, on Celebrity Cruises and soon became a Musical Director with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he has spent the last five years.
Throughout his busy and diverse career, Steven has worked with artists including James Morrison, Andy Bell (Erasure), Chita Rivera (West Side Story), Courtney Act (Australian Idol), Donald Cant (Australian Phantom of the Opera), Kate Cebrano, Rhonda Burchmore, John Morrison, Don Burrows, Kevin Hunt, Sharny Russell and John Hoffman. Commercial engagements have led to performance at Big Day Out (Australia’s premier alternative music festival), Durham International Brass Festival and tours across Australia.
Steven is also an accomplished arranger, composer, copyist and transcriber. Primarily working in the cruise industry, he prepares charts for head-line entertainers and show band.
A bit of performance history:
The Band of the Royal Yeomanry
Greenwich Concert Band
Leeds Symphony Orchestra
St. Cecilia Orchestra
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Traineeship
Queensland Con Opera Orchestra (Alto)
Queensland Con Symphony Orchestra
Queensland Con Artists Big Band
Queensland Con Big Band ‘B’
Queensland Con Wind Orchestra
Queensland Con Brass Ensemble
Queensland Con Trombone Ensemble
USQ Brass Ensemble
USQ Big Band (Lead)
Jazz and Commercial:
Musical Director/Trombone – Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Sideman – Celebrity Cruises
Denmark Street Big Band
Cool Nights Big Band
JazzEd Big Band,
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Jazz Ensemble
These details were last updated on April 3, 2016