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



Bach Cantata Service
St Johns Southgate, Southbank

8th March 2020

Melbourne Opera
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

23rd Feb 2020

Melbourne Opera
Bushfire Fundraiser by Lady Primrose Potter
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne CBD

19 Feb 2020

Melbourne Opera
Athenaethum Theatre, Collins St, Melbourne

5, 11, 13 
Feb 2020

Forest Collective
Abbotsford Convent

6, 7, 8, 9
Feb 2020

Tribute to Sisto
A Name For Every Number – Performance at Pellegrini’s Restaurant: In Memory of Sisto Malaspina
Pellegrini’s, Bourke St Melbourne

24 Jan 2020

Soul Serenade @Yah Yahs 
with Tim Ries, Yuri Pavlinov, Kylie Auldist, Graham Pogson, Ross Irwin, Aaron Mendoza, Gillan Gregory
Yah Yah’s: 99 Smith Street, Fitzroy

17 Jan 2020

Soul Serenade @Cherry Bar
with Tim Ries, Yuri Pavlinov, Kylie Auldist, Graham Pogson, Ross Irwin, Aaron Mendoza, Gillan Gregory
Cherry Bar, Soul In The Attic, 68 Little Collins Street, City

16 Jan 2020

Radio Appearance & Tribute to Sisto
Triple R, 102.7FM
A Name For Every Number – In Memory of Sisto Malaspina

16 Jan 2020

Black Tie
Wandin Park Estate

11 Jan 2020

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Summer School
Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

6-11 Jan 2020

Bach Cantata Service
St Johns Southgate, Southbank

22 Dec 2019

Cathedral Brass
Festive Music for Christmas
St Patricks Cathedral

18 Dec 2019

Melbourne Girls Grammar Ceremony
MGGS Orchestra
Melbourne Town Hall

27 Nov 2019

Firbank Girls Grammar Ceremony
Firbank Orchestra
Melbourne Town Hall

22 Nov 2019

Stonnington Symphony

17 Nov 2019

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

10, 19, 26
Oct 2019

Arcko Ensemble
Neon Highway

25th Oct 2019

Forest Collective
“Djun Djuranga”
Abbotsford Convent

25 Oct 2019

26 Oct 2019 7:30pm

27 Oct 2019

Johnny Spielt Auf – IOpera Production (Australian Premiere)
Athenaeum Theatre

4th Oct 2019

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

28 Sept 2019

29 Sept 2019 5pm

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

23 Sept 2019


Darebin City Jazz Orchestra
The Spotted Mallard

16 Jun 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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