Trombonist | Educator

Despite a childhood drenched in the sounds of flamenco guitar, rock and fusion, that old-gold, kinda awkward looking trombone kept popping up in trad and salsa bands. And it was captivating as heck. Trombonists always looked like they were having the most fun and Trea couldn’t resist that beautiful sound. In late high school, she secretly doubled up on trombone teachers, got into the VCA and got her first insight into the orchestral world. Yow.

Fast-forward through a few joyful years of fears, tears, and hard, hard practice; Trea now maintains an active freelance schedule, performing professionally in Australia and around the world with a vast array of orchestral, opera, early music, world, and contemporary music ensembles such as The Rolling Stones Project, Melbourne Opera, Forest Collective, Australian Baroque Brass, La Compania and more. Although most of her work is classically-oriented, Trea never lost her passion for world music and is humbled to participate in the PENCCA Artist Residency in Spain, a collaborative artistic exploration with flamenco dancers and singers.

As a passionate educator, Trea’s teaching philosophy centers around some of the fundamental benefits of musical study: learning how to learn, listen, communicate, proactively challenge and share strengths; building confidence, endorsing compassion and teamwork, and encouraging the drive to make the world a better place through our art.

Alongside delivering regional and international workshops, education programs and mentorships, a regular week in Melbourne sees Trea darting between Firbank Grammar, Brighton Grammar, St Joseph’s College, Heathmont East Primary, and her own private studio. Trea is proud to be a regular tutor for Melbourne Youth Orchestras’ Summer School Program.

Masters of Music Performance – The University of Melbourne B.Mus(Hons) – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
B.Mus (Orchestral Specialisation) – Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

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  • Trombonist
  • Instrumental teacher (all brass)
  • Audition preparation
  • Ensemble rehearsals, sectionals and mentoring
  • Basic instrument cleaning and maintenance (woodwind & brass)- For an affordable rate I’ll clean up instruments, fix small issues, and help sort out what actually needs to be sent to the shop – saving your school or band program time, money, long showers and loss of appetite…!
  • Short workshop presentations-
    • The hows & whys of instrument care for your students or band members: important for instruments, and everyone’s health!
    • Hearing protection
    • Insights to building a career in the music industry



Darebin City Jazz Orchestra
The Spotted Mallard

16 Jun 2019

Ludovico’s Band
“Monteverdi’s Vespers”
Melbourne Recital Centre

23 Sept 2019


Forest Collective / Melbourne Fringe Festival
“Black Water”
Tempo Rubato

28 Sept 2019

29 Sept 2019 5pm

Forest Collective
“Djun Djuranga”
Abbotsford Convent

25 Oct 2019

26 Oct 2019 7:30pm

27 Oct 2019



Trea is based in Melbourne, Australia, but happily pops up in various places around the globe. A lot! Please feel free to get in contact with any questions, to explore some ideas, or for more information.

Email hello@trombonetrea.com


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