Sydney based cellist and educator Braxton Neate completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University where he studied cello under Mei-Lee and Markus Stocker and string pedagogy with Elizabeth Morgan AM, obtaining a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Studies in cello performance. Braxton has continued further study in Suzuki pedagogy with Belinda Manwaring and Takao Mizushima and is an accredited teacher with the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia.
Braxton maintains a large class of cello students ranging in age from three years old to mature age students, is a conductor and musicianship tutor with the Sydney Suzuki Cello Choir and a visiting music tutor at Barker College. He regularly tutors at music camps, workshops and festivals throughout Australia.
Braxton has formerly served on the Queensland state council's of the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) and Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia (STEAA).
In addition to his full time work as a cello teacher Braxton continues to find time for performance and research. He has previously recorded for ABC Radio and Television, and was the co-founder of the Brisbane new music ensemble Ensemble Fabrique.