“My daughter’s flute playing was remarkably improved from the very first lesson with Issie. The thoughtful, creative and engaging approaches Issie took during the course of the lessons ensured improvement and enjoyment week after week. Issie built a delightful rapport with my shy 9 year old and I would absolutely recommend Issie for anyone wanting to start, develop or improve their playing.”
Issie Brown is a passionate educator and performer, who has extensive experience teaching students across all ages and abilities. Issie was a valued flute, piano and music theory teacher at Harmonie Music Studio, Runcorn, from 2019-2021, and has taught a large number of private students since 2019. Issie has also tutored flute at the Mount Gravatt State High School music camp, and for the Young Australian Broadway Company’s production of Cats.
In 2016, Issie achieved her AMusA, receiving the rare honour of a distinction. She was subsequently awarded the Leslie Barklamb Flute Award in 2017, which is offered to an AMusA flute candidate who demonstrates “exceptional performance skills”. Issie will earn her Bachelor of Music in Performance (Flute) in 2021 from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, with a near perfect Grade Point Average, including achieving the highest possible mark (7) in all of her Theory and Aural Studies units. Her studies were guided by pre-eminent flautist and pedagogue, Virginia Taylor.
Issie’s performance career has included as soloist in Ibert’s Flute Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. Issie has performed principal piccolo with the Australian Youth Orchestra Young Symphonists (2015) and Melbourne Youth Orchestra (2017), and regularly played principal flute with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, including for for Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3 (2021) and Verdi’s Requiem (2019), which was performed in collaboration with Opera Queensland.
As a member of the Brisbane-based wind quintet, Delma Winds, Issie has performed extensively, including in Masterclasses with Diana Doherty and Musica Viva (2021), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Wind Quintet (2019). Delma Winds was also invited to play at the launch of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University 2020 Season, and at the Kenilworth Arts Festival (2019).
In her spare time, Issie enjoys reading, especially in French.