We have three Brass tutors:


Mr James Morton BMus, (Hons) Dip Tchg
A Graduate of London University, James trained as a teacher at the Auckland Secondary Teachers College. He has played the Horn professionally for more than 35 years including 25 years with the Symphonia of Auckland, the Auckland Regional Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia. He has taught at Baradene since 1996 and teaches French Horn and Tuba.


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Mr Suli Hoponoa BMus
Suli has over 15 years’ experience as an itinerant tutor and has worked in bands of various genres for many years. He studied at Christchurch Jazz School and Auckland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music.  Suli teaches a variety of instruments including trumpet / brass, saxophone, drums, guitar, bass and keyboard\

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Mr Tom Chester

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Mr Paul Hyun In Cho ATCL 

Paul is currently completing his Bachelor of Music/Commerce conjoint degree at University of Auckland. He has been an active member of Dalewool Auckland Brass, Auckland Youth Orchestra, Nelson Symphony Orchestra and Nelson City Brass Band. He won the National Junior Trombone Championship title in 2015, and placed first in ABA solo competition. He has taught in Howick School of Music and Takapuna Grammar School and has taken workshops. Paul teaches trombone, euphonium, tuba and trumpet.

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