Louise Luke

In School

What do you teach at WollCon?

School band program and (hopefully soon) Classroom music.
I teach mainly Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute.

What genres do you teach?


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

With over 30 years of experience in music education, I have had the privilege of teaching music in various capacities, including as an ensemble member, director, and classroom teacher. My passion encompasses all levels of music education, from beginner band students in primary school to advanced high school musicians, as well as community and festivals and semi-professional ensembles.
I cherish the opportunity to share the joy of learning and growing in an ensemble setting, where students develop not only as musicians but also as friends and collaborators. Witnessing their musical and personal growth is what I love most about teaching music.

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

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed numerous highlights, particularly in preparing bands for tours at local, state, interstate, and international levels. A standout experience was being invited as a guest adjudicator and festival band director at the International Music Festival in Rotorua, New Zealand. Additionally, I have had the honour of leading festival band performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House. My journey has also included directing numerous music camps, each offering unique and rewarding experiences. These opportunities have not only enriched my career but have also allowed me to inspire and nurture young musicians across various stages of their musical development.

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

God of our Fathers. Special to me as a performer in NSW Youth Concert Band and this version is perhaps my favourite.