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Derek J Galloway

Flute Teacher

Derek studied flute with Sheena Cochrane art Napier University Edinburgh and with Sheena Gordon (Scottish Chamber Orchestra)

He played professionally for many years and was founder member and played with “Zonda Flutes” an award-winning flute trio based in Glasgow. He also played flute with “Glasgow Wind Band one of Europe’s premier symphonic wind orchestras, until re-locating to Australia in 2008.

Since moving to Australia he has quickly established himself as a popular music educator and flute teacher, teaching in Sydney schools and is in demand as a flute tutor and ensemble coach. He is also guest conductor with various ensembles and has a private teaching studio in Lane Cover.

In 2021 Derek launched “Flute Connections” an organisation that provide professional flute workshops and events in NSW. Derek owns and runs Syrinx Music a specialist flute and woodwind print music shop in Lane Cove.

Derek is an Associate of Trinity Collet of Music London and has a Diploma in Music from the Open University, he is also a body-minded practitioner. He is the NSW representative of the “British Flute Society” and is a committee member of “The Flute Society of NSW”.

ATCL Dip Mus (Flute Performance)
Diploma in Music (Open University)

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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates


Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12



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.