Ethan Ireland

Double Bass | Ensembles | Orchestras

What do you teach at the Con?

Double Bass

What genres do you teach?


What is it that you love about teaching music – particularly at Wollongong Conservatorium?

I love the moment a student understands something they’ve been struggling with a piece or with the instrument, and everything else just falls into place. WollCon has so many like-minded tutors and professionals outside my own instrumental expertise that all have unique experiences to share with the next generation of musicians.

Please share a particular career highlight and why it’s special to you.

Performing Sibelius Symphony No.2 with Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Sitting up the back of the orchestra behind the woodwind section with a mix of old colleagues and people I look up to, playing a symphony I love.

What’s one piece of music that you’d recommend people listen to?

The Wolf Mov. II – Tan Dun.