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.