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World Class Violin Teacher taking new students

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Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.

Phillip Rutherford

Brass Teacher/Head of Musicianship Program/Schools Program Coordinator

Phillip is a composer, performer, teacher and conductor. He has previously been Musical Director of Gosford City Brass Band and Central Coast Youth Band, and has performed in the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra, Gosford City Brass Band and Waratah Brass. Phillip teaches brass, musicianship, and composition at Central Coast Conservatorium and lectures at the Australian Institute of Music. Phillip completed his PhD in Composition through Sydney Conservatorium.


Bachelor of Music - Newcastle Conservatorium