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 AustraliaLiverpool BHS classroom Music teacher and teaches at  Thomas Reddall HS  and Ingleburn HS.

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I think you and your family and staff are doing a great job and you should be very proud and I hope to be seeing you all there for many years to come. Well done and THANK YOU ALL.

Julie 11/12/2014