Improvisation Tuition for all instruments

Styles Jazz, Commercial
Skill Level Beginner - Post Graduate
Pricing $40/half hour, $60-65/hour


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.

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.

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:

Symphonic Wind:
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
Triple 07
Bassa Bassa
Metajazz Ensemble,
JazzEd Big Band,
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Jazz Ensemble

Toowoomba, QLD
Also travelling in the local area
0424 665 945

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Details last updated on July 2, 2014