Brett teaches music theory (theory, musicianship, music craft), composition, organ, and tutors tertiary music students.

Brett is an accredited teacher in music theory (theory, musicianship, music craft), composition, organ (see Certificate below). Lessons are given by Skype or Zoom or at studios in the Southern Highlands.

Current students are preparing for:

  • LMusA Musicianship (AMEB)
  • LMusA Theory in harmony and counterpoint (AMEB)
  • AMusA Theory in harmony and counterpoint (AMEB)
  • AMEB Theory Grades 5 & 6

Previous students have successfully gained:

  • LMusA Theory in musicology (AMEB)
  • AMusA Theory in harmony and counterpoint (AMEB)
  • AMusA Musicianship (AMEB)
  • Theory Grade 6 (AMEB)
  • Theory Grade 5 (AMEB)
  • Theory Grade 4 (AMEB)
  • LTCL Composition (Trinity College)
  • LTCL in organ (Trinity College)
  • AMusTCL (Trinity College)
  • Theory Grade 8 (Trinity College)
  • Fellowship Diploma FGCM (Guild of Church Musicians)
  • ACertCM (Guild of Church Musicians)
  • ACertPW (Guild of Church Musicians)
  • and others.

Brett also specialises in private tutoring for tertiary music students. Whether you wish to get up to speed in first year university, or fill gaps in your knowledge, cement ideas taught at uni or college, or get ahead of the pack, Brett can work with you. Brett has taught at university in harmony, counterpoint, analysis, theory, music history, aural, composition, performance, and postgraduate supervision. He has previously tutored students studying at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, AIM, Newcastle University, and others. Brett’s former students have graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as earning diplomas from Trinity College and the AMEB.

Lessons can be 30 or 60 minutes but some students have elected for 90 minutes or even 2 hours when close to exams. Scheduling is flexible so you can fit in around work or uni commitments. Sometimes students prefer longer lessons every fortnight instead of weekly: this can all be accommodated.

Brett has taught at all levels of music education, but as a specialist in tertiary education, has particular experience with adult learners.

Rates are competitive. Email for further information.

Comments from students:

  • LMusA Theory Musicology student: “Thanks again for excellent lessons (and enjoyable)”
  • Composition student: “I’m really enjoying our lessons, learning new things!”

MTA Accreditation

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