Colin - Trumpet and Song Writing/Music Composition Teacher

Hey, I'm Colin and I'd love to spread the joy of self expression through music!

  • I am currently working at an AMEB grade 6 - 7 on Trumpet.
  • I have completed Higher Level Music in the International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Runner up and winner of the People's Choice award in the MSO’s Pizzicato Effect Community Music Program 2018.
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Music and Secondary Education at Monash University.

I've been learning to play the Trumpet for about 5 years now, and I'm having a great time! I've also picked up Trombone as a second instrument. Throughout high school, I was enrolled in a variety of ensembles, each one different in style and genre. As a result, I'm confident in playing a large range of genres! I've also been dubbed a teacher's assistant in most of the Junior Brass Ensembles I've participated in, since I'm able to communicate complex ideas in ways that are much easier to understand.

Composing music is a huge part of my life, and I'm constantly looking for new inspiration and ways to improve my writing! I'm extremely passionate about songwriting and composition, because I feel that music is an excellent form of expression, and can be very beneficial to the development of one's mind. I tend to not fall into just one genre of music writing, since I listen to a wide variety of music. However, I excel particularly at writing music for entertainment mediums such as video games and film, as well as some more mainstream jazz.

Details last updated on February 18, 2020