Originally hailing from Brisbane, Brendan Toohey is an experienced clarinet specialist, multi-woodwind doubler and educator. From 2007, Brendan studied clarinet performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with the Associate Principal Clarinet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brian Catchlove. Brendan graduated from the Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) in 2010. In 2011, Brendan completed his Licentiate Diploma in clarinet performance with Distinction (LmusA), won first prize in the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone conference competition, the Queensland Clarinet and Saxophone society competition and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra's Mozart Concerto Competition. In 2012, Brendan moved to Melbourne to complete a Master of Arts degree in Clarinet performance at Monash University, studying with David Griffiths. Brendan has performed with many professional and community ensembles including symphony orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and musical pit orchestras in both Brisbane and Melbourne.
In addition to professional performance, Brendan's other passion is teaching music both within schools and his private home studio. Catering for all levels of ability from absolute beginners through to advanced players of any age, Brendan can help you achieve your musical goals. Taking private lessons will help prepare you for various performances and examinations such as AMEB or VCE if desired. Lessons are only $30 per 30 minutes and can vary in length if you prefer. Lessons are available on any woodwind instrument and Brendan can even assist with sourcing an instrument if needed. Lessons are available at Brendan's home studio only.
30 minute lesson – $40
45 minute lesson – $60
60 minute lesson – $80
Contact me by phone or email to arrange your first lesson today!
Bmus (Hons 1), MA(mus perf),
0438 148 456