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tonal centre - welcome  

ton·al cen·tre  

1. Music  

The tonal centre refers to the point around which harmonic and melodic elements revolve. The tonal centre functions as a point of dominance and attraction and also serves as a point of rest and resolution.

  

David Braybrook B.A. (Comm), A.Mus.A. (Clarinet), A.Mus.A. (Saxophone)

Music Educator

Music Director

  

Philosophy

Developing innovative approaches to music education and stressing the importance of creativity and imagination in the learning process. We are all individuals and have a unique learning style. Thoughtful, systematic training leads to individual improvement and artistic development. Perception, language, memory and imagination are vital aspects of learning and a pedagogical approach that takes these processes into account together with individual differences results in efficient and effective learning

  

I  am a music educator with 22 years professional experience. I teach from absolute beginner through to advanced diploma level and all ages from primary school through to adult. My students have gained places in Australia's top youth orchestras and ensembles including SYO, AYO, SBSYO as well as finding places in highly regarded Jazz courses in Australia's top tertiary institutions.

  

I try to make the music lessons I give inspiring and original. I aim to encourage all aspects of musical development, from comprehensive instrumental technique to artistic awareness and growth. I teach each student as an individual, after all we are all different! After 22 years I am still trying to discover new teaching styles and techniques. Learning an instrument can be for exam preparation, but it can also just be for fun and relaxation. My teaching studio is based in Lane Cove.

  

If you are interested in finding out which lesson times are currently available or just want to check your lesson time, click on students above or below.  

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2014 AMEB Series 1

OLIVER: A Honours 2nd grade sax

DANIEL: A HONOURS 1st grade Sax

SANSITHA: B+ CREDIT 6th grade sax

2013 AMEB Series 2

JAMES: AWARD WITH DISTINCTION A.MUS.A. Clarinet

THOMAS: A HONOURS 8th grade Sax

THOMAS:CREDIT 4th grade Theory

INDIRA: B+ 3rd grade Clarinet

CLAIRE: A HONOURS 3rd grade Sax

SANSITHA: HIGH DISTINCTION 2nd grade Theory

2013 AMEB Series 1

LEAH: HONOURS 3rd grade Theory

THALIA: PASS 3rd grade Clarinet

2012 AMEB

JAMES: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 8th grade Clarinet

JAMES: HONOURS 5th grade Theory

THOMAS: A HONOURS 7th grade Sax

THOMAS: HONOURS 3rd grade Theory

SANSITHA: A HONOURS 5th grade Sax

ROHAN: B  CREDIT 5th grade Clari.

MARIA: B CREDIT 4th grade Clarinet

CLAIRE: A HONOURS: B 3rd grade SAX

PETER: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 2nd grade Sax

INDIRA: B CREDIT 2nd grade Clarinet

CAITLIN: B CREDIT 2nd grade Clarinet

LEAH: HIGH DISTINCTION 2nd grade Theory

JAMES: A HONOURS 7th grade Clarinet

LEAH: A HONOURS  6th grade Sax  

MARIA: A HONOURS 3rd grade Clarinet

2011 AMEB

HUGO: AWARD WITH DISTINCTION A.MUS.A. Sax

JAMES: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 5th grade Clar.

JAMES: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 4th grade Clarinet