Ian MacFarlane

Teaching: Piano, Trumpet & Trombone
Levels: Beginner to Advanced.
Ages: Ideally from 5 up to any age.
Genres: All

Available: Days and hours subject to the teacher’s availability.
Duration: 30 mins and a 1-hour class.

Packages: Piccolino (Only if you’re exploring a new instrument, 10 weeks program), Rebel (Made for kids and parents having school holidays, 4 terms program), and Rock Start Membership (Exclusive for students who want to keep learning, 1-year membership)

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*Lessons start any time regardless of school terms. To find other available times please complete the Expression of Interest form to contact the teacher.


Ian MacFarlane is a qualified & experienced Piano Teacher.

The trombone is his second instrument at the QLD Conservatorium of Music and he was groomed for the second Tenor Trombone Chair in the QLD Symphony Orchestra. In fact, he has been a coach for both Trombone and Trumpet being repetiteur for the A.M E.B. Examinations for both these instruments.

Classically Trained & a working Musician for over 30 years. Musicianship, Song Writing, Composition, Harmony, & much more provided.

Ian is a member of the Musical Arrangers Guild of Australia (Writer/Full Member) and also a Writer Full Member of the Australasian Performing Rights Association. He was classically trained from the age of six years old and began teaching beginner students at the age of fifteen years as part of my curriculum.

Working with a wide variety of groups and orchestras gave me the experience and versatility that makes Ian the composite teacher that he is today.

Playing as a Piano-Bar Entertainer with the Cruise Ship Industry and also in many of the leading five-star hotels, including the Brisbane Hilton and Sheraton Hotels has also opened up another area of teaching and guidance which is invaluable.

Whether the student is six or ninety-six years old, music is meant to be both enjoyable and rewarding, and this is what you will enjoy working with him in the twenty-first century.