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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), Level 1 Accreditation Orff Schulwerk

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 

Background

David Braybrook is a Music Educator, Music Director and Researcher.

David’s area of expertise is in the perception, cognition and communication processes in music learning and performance.

David studied Communication at the University of Canberra, majoring in Psychology at the Australian National University and Electroacoustic Music Composition at the Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology.

He also studied film and video production and Film Music composition at Sydney University (UBS Film School)

As a Musician, David trained on Clarinet with Valerie Fawcett, Clarinetist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Pianist with the Victorian Opera and Ballet Companies.

He holds A.Mus.A. in both Clarinet Performance and Saxophone Performance.

David holds level 1 accreditation by Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk.

He has worked professionally as a Music Educator and Director for 26 years.

David was employed full time as a researcher by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) in the department of Archives and Library Services to work on a wide variety of News, Current Affairs, Documentary and Educational programmes.

Students trained by David have gone on to have professional careers in leading Orchestras and as recording artists in Jazz/Contemporary fields. His Students have gained places in Australia’s top youth Orchestras and Ensembles, including SYO, AYO, SBSYO, have gained places in highly regarded Jazz and Classical courses at Australia’s top tertiary institutions, and have received high recognition at high school level.

David is the founding Music Director of Stringybark Jazz, a jazz ensemble with a focus on training of Jazz and improvisational skills.

David is also the founding Music Director and current Conductor of the Tambourine Bay Winds, a woodwind and percussion ensemble with a focus on training of ensemble skills.

His instrumental training Studio is located in Lane Cove, Sydney, where he trains clarinet and saxophone students of all ages and levels.

David’s ongoing research and study includes the areas of perception and cognition processes involved in Music Learning and performance, particularly the role of memory and imagination

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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NAOMI: A HONOURS 5th grade sax

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SANSITHA: A HONOURS 4th grade theory

COOPER: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 5th grade sax

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THOMAS: AMUSA sax perf

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SANSITHA: B+ CREDIT 8th grade sax

COOPER: B+ CREDIT 3rd grade sax

STEPHANIE: A HONOURS 2nd grade clarinet

2015 AMEB

INDIRA: B+ CREDIT 5th grade clarinet

XIAOLI: C PASS 6th grade clarinet

OLIVER: B CREDIT 3rd grade sax

MAYA: B+ CREDIT 1st grade clarinet

SANSITHA: HIGH DISTINCTION 3rd grade theory

SANSITHA: B CREDIT 7th grade sax

COOPER: A HONOURS 2nd grade sax

DANIEL: A+ HIGH DISTINCTION 3rd grade sax

CLAIRE: C+ PASS 6th grade sax

2014 AMEB

OLIVER: A Honours 2nd grade sax

DANIEL: A HONOURS 1st grade Sax

CLAIRE: B CREDIT 5th grade Sax

THALIA: PASS 4th grade clarinet

THOMAS: CREDIT 5th grade Theory

SANSITHA: B+ CREDIT 6th grade sax