Graham Deans

Trumpet | Trombone

What do you teach at the Con?

I can teach all brass instruments.

What genres do you teach?

I teach a wide variety of genres: from classical brass repertoire that can be used for AMEB exams, contemporary styles such as pop, rock, Jazz etc.

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

I have taught Music to HSC level for many years and directed School Band Programs. Music is a wonderful medium for individual development and expression and has so many personal and community benefits. The Wollongong Conservatorium has a long and proud tradition of providing these benefits in what is a stunning location.

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

Seeing young people achieve their musical potential is always a highlight.

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

“This is the Day” by John Rutter (written for the Royal wedding of William and Kate).