Flute

Rebecca Steel

Rebecca Steel

Tutor: Rebecca Steele

I have recently returned from Australia where I have been working in Sydney as a freelance flautist in major orchestras and in music education, largely as a one-on-one flute teacher. Whilst I consider myself a performer first, throughout my playing career I have always taken great pleasure in teaching students of all ages and levels. Since returning from Australia I have done some playing work with the NZSO, the Wellington Vector Orchestra, the Days Bay Opera Company and the RNZAF Band, and I have been taking some of the flute and woodwind classes at the NZSM at Victoria University.

As a Flute and Piccolo Player I have worked in all the major orchestras in Sydney, Wellington and Christchurch, in both permanent positions and as a casual player. The highlight of my orchestral career was playing in the Philharmonia in London when I took a year’s sabbatical in 1992.

I started teaching, aged sixteen, for the Christchurch School of Instrumental Music. I have always held teaching positions in schools and Universities, as well as teaching privately.

Orchestral Positions in Australia 1993-2011 
• Principal Flute, Sydney Opera House Orchestra 
• Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Casual) 
• Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Casual) 
• Australian Chamber Orchestra (Casual)

Teaching Positions in Australia 1993-2011 
University of New South Wales 
Sydney Grammar School 
Cranbrook School 
St Mary’s Cathedral School 
Clovelly Public School 
Private home-based teaching practice

Orchestral Position in England 1992-1993 
• The Philharmonia, London(Casual) Orchestral Positions in Australia 1990-1991 
• Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Casual) 
• Australian Chamber Orchestra (Casual) 
• Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Casual) Orchestral Positions in New Zealand 1985-1989 
• Principal Flute, Wellington Regional Orchestra 
• New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Contract) 
• Principal Flute, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Study in London and Paris 1978-1982 Under: 
• William Bennett • Peter Lloyd • James Galway • Peter Lukas Graf • Michael Debost

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