Freddie is our new Brass teacher and has been involved in music for 60 years. His achievements include:
Composition studying with John Mayer, Jazz, Contemporary Music and Indian Classical. Major studies in composition winning, the John Morgan Lloyd Scholarship from Cardiff University and awarded a B.Mus.Hons writing a violin concerto. Also composed a Saxophone Quartet and five duos for two Clarinets.
Scored the musical , Blood and Kisses for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival . Wrote the libretto for the Opera, The Circumnavigator. Original compositions for Band include:- Tiger’s Tales (march), Spooky Tunes, Potted Palms and Peripattuti. Currently working on his second Opera –The Water Babies using his own libretto.
Played with The National Youth Jazz Orchestra & Pat Evans Big Band. First composed & studied Jazz Arranging with Graham Collier & trumpet with Brian Rance. In Bristol UK, played with Dennis Mann Show Band and Chico Arnez Show Band, also the touring band Macarthur Park.
Freddie has played in a large Jazz Ensemble called Ascension and was the composer/arranger and on trumpet. Freddie was the founder/leadercomposer for September 31, a chamber jazz combo featuring original music.
Brass Tutor at Bristol Grammar School. Completed Dip. Ed. Sydney Univ. and entered NSW Dept. of Education as High School music teacher 1982 . Worked with THE WEILL BUNCH ( theatre music ensemble) dir. Caroline Wilkins. Was Director For Punchbowl B.H.S. Jazz Orchestra 1986-8 and was the Musical director for the training Band & Intermediate Jazz Band,Sydney Secondary College, Balmain Campus.
Freddie has recently been Musical Director at Picnic Point P.S. Concert Band and since 2002 has been employed by the Balmain Primary Schoolsnetwork (now Australian Youth Bands—Dir. Sarah Butler) as Brass Tutor, Arranger, Private Teacher and assistant Band Director for Balmain P.S. andNicholson St. P.S.. He is also Band tutor/director for Musicorp Australia, Liverpool BHS classroom Music teacher and teaches at Thomas Reddall HS and Ingleburn HS.
To request Freddie as your teacher, fill in the Enquiry form.