“”Maestro Barry is a friendly and dedicated music teacher in Tweed Heads, offering fun and engaging music classes for children, teenagers, and adults. He offers cello, violin, and viola lessons that are tailored to the student’s needs and wants. He aims to combine innovative, fun, and creative ways to teach and engage with students to help them reach their full musical potential. He is also very keen on forming and conducting string ensembles for young and older players alike.
Who is Barry Singh?
Barry Singh is the founder of the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra (NRSO). Son of an Indian farmer, he worked his way from farming bananas to being the conductor and artistic director of his own symphony orchestra. He studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he majored in violin and performance. In 2001, he was recognised nationally when he was awarded the prestigious TOAN (The Orchestras of Australia Network) award for fostering excellence in a regional orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. His journey has been featured on “Australian Story” Programs on the ABC Television “Mr Singh’s Opus” and ‘A Night Like This.” He is also an active member of the “Gabirelli String Quartet” as a violinist.
Barry’s Music Story
His journey started at the age of six when he revealed to his mother his dream of playing the violin and desire of becoming the conductor of a symphony orchestra. He played the violin for the first time when he was in school in Murwillumbah. Although his father did not support his dream, Barry practised in the packing shed but made his way through a scholarship to the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He returned home to help his mother after the death of his father, but never lost hope that he would one day fulfill his dream.
With hard work and determination, Barry was finally able to start the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra in 1993, which he conducted for almost 20 years. The non-profit organisation offers high-quality, affordable musical productions to local communities. It started with just 18 musicians, and finance was always a struggle because the group had no government funding, forcing it to rely solely on ticket sales. But today, the group has grown to a premier orchestra, and many professionals want to be part of it. It now draws over 60 players from as far as Brisbane, Lismore, and Toowoomba. The orchestra offers concerts in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region. It has performed with Opera Queensland, Gold Coast City Ballet, and Dragon Tenors. During Barry’s time with NRSO, performances took place in different venues including:
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall
- Gold Coast Art Centre
- Seagulls, Tweed Heads
- Tweed Civic Centre
- Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Experienced and Committed Music Teacher Tweed Heads
Maestro Barry has been teaching violin, viola, and cello to students of all ages in Tweed Heads and surrounding areas. He is eager to share his knowledge and skills and to help students progress. He loves how music enables people to express themselves in a positive way and believes that learning to play a stringed musical instrument has many benefits to the student. Barry understands how daunting it is to have your first violin lesson or to see your child have their first cello lesson. However, he also knows how awesome it feels to successfully play through a viola or any other instrument. Therefore, he keeps his music classes simple, fun, and engaging to ensure each student is comfortable and having fun.
Some of the many words spoken by his previous students:
“He is a great conductor, wonderful and patient”
“Admire his enthusiasm”
“Being an amateur player, Barry was wonderful to be taught by”
“Enthusiastic, patient, easy to be learn from, encouraging teacher”
“Felt proud of him as a teacher”
A Well-Structured Music Program
Having been in the industry for over 40 years, the music teacher has seen all the different teaching methods, and therefore, knows what works best. He uses an innovative, structured program that has proven to achieve the best results. Instead of using the conventional or traditional method, Maestro Barry teaches the Suzuki method, which enables students to develop the tech side of playing stringed instruments faster. The Suzuki method is an international music curriculum and teaching philosophy that embraces the total development of the child. It’s based on the principle that all children have the ability to learn music, and this ability can be developed with the right environment.
Why Hire Maestro Barry?
- Advanced teaching techniques – Enables you or your child to learn faster and have fun
- Performance opportunities – Get to perform on a live stage during the middle of the year and end of year concerts
- One-on-one music classes – Barry teaches all the lessons himself, and hence you get 100% attention and personalised approach tailored to your needs
- Teaches music for all ages – Barry offers courses built to fit the interests and needs of each age group
- Music examinations – Barry’s music classes also prepare advanced students for higher grading in the Australian Music Examination Board
29 Adcocks Road
Stokers Siding NSW 2484
Learn from the best violin music tutor in Tweed Heads. Maestro Barry Singh, the founder of Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra is now offering private music lessons for kids, teenagers and adults. Music lessons for beginners or any level in Tweed Heads and surrounding areas.