Sydney Music Teachers

Thorp Music

Thorp Music

Cronulla NSW, Australia

will travel to you please enquire.

French Horn Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Euphonium Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons, Trombone Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Tuba Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, HSC Music Exam Preparation

  • Qualifications: BMus (Sydney Con. French Horn), ATCL (French Horn), LMusA (Arranging and Orchestration), AMusA (Theory of Music). Accreditations: MTA, MAGA, AAC.
  • Pricing: $40 per 30 mins.


ADRIAN HALLAM received his Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is a full-time professional French Horn player.  As a freelance musician he regularly performs and records with various professional ensembles and artists.  Adrian has been a French Horn tutor at the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit for over 10 years and has taught in many of Sydney’s top private schools.

Adrian has redefined beginner band music with his highly innovative and energetic writing style.  His works, “Stadium Rock”, “Haunted” andKung Fu”, have become some of Australia’s most popular performance pieces.

Adrian’s compositions have been performed at the Midwest Clinic and shortlisted in the American Band Association’s Young Band Composition Competition as well as the UK Songwriting Contest.  In 2020, Adrian won the 3rd Annual Davidson Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.  In 2021, Adrian won the Inaugural Australian National Composition Competition – String Orchestra Division.


JOAN THORP is a Sydney-based musician, tutor, conductor, arranger and adjudicator with 25 years professional experience.

To her performing credits she has an ATCL French Horn diploma plus State and National Championship titles from the National Band Association.

Joan is an accredited member of the Australian Music Teachers’ Association, the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association and the Music Arrangers’ Guild of Australia.  She also has an AMusA diploma in Theory of Music and a LMusA diploma in Arranging and Orchestration.

Joan enjoys regular praise for her creative and inspiring music for school bands.  As the Managing Director of Thorp Music publishing, she is especially proud of their high quality publications – utilising progressive musical concepts without compromising on entertainment value.

Teaching Info

Thorp Music is a registered Creative Kids Provider.

Working With Children Certificates and Public Liability Certificates of Currency are available on request.

Zoom, Skype, Facetime and Google Meet video lessons are available.

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