Hume Conservatorium (Hume Con) is the centre for music education for the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands of NSW. Based in Goulburn, we were founded in 1985 as a member of the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums. We offer accessible music programs for all ages and abilities, including individual and group lessons, an early childhood music program, an in-schools music program, and ensembles – all of which can be run in person and online, enriching the lives of our students and the community. We are more than just a music school. We are a regional community of music makers and creatives.
To be the trusted go-to provider, supporter and enabler of quality music education, performance and creativity for everyone in our region.
To inspire, connect and enrich our diverse community through the power of music and creativity.
Creativity | We Foster and Support artistic creativity in our community.
Courage | We explore innovative ideas and partnerships, and are courageous in our approach to problems and opportunities.
Community | We engage with everyone in an open, accepting, encouraging and welcoming way.
Accountability | We are Honest and transparent with our stakeholders, and accountable for our actions.
Excellence | We encompass quality in all that we do, and we set high standards for ourselves.
George Brenan | Chief Executive [email protected]
Andrew Picker | Director, Education [email protected]
Garth Prentice | Head of Contemporary Music [email protected]
Giselle Newbury | Outreach and Communications Manager [email protected]
Peta-Maree Hayward | Hume Con Music School and Administration, Tuesday – Thursday [email protected]
Emma Knott | Hume Con Music School, Monday & Fridays [email protected]–
Michael Baker | Keyboard, Piano, Saxophone.
Geoff Bell | Drum Kit | Students over 14 |
Leann Betts | Contemporary Guitar |
Wendy Champion | Advanced Woodwind, Piano, Trumpet.
Evan Gorringe | Contemporary Guitar, Bass and Electric Guitar.
Ben Hoare | Banjo, Dobro, Guitar: Bass, Classical, Contemporary, Electric, Jazz and Improvisation, Production and Tech.
Claire Hogan-Gibbons | Cello, Piano.
Clare Jones | Bridge to Sing Choir.
Liam King | Drum Kit, Contemporary Guitar.
Stuart King | Drum Kit – Beginners, Piano – Beginners, Guitar: Bass, Contemporary, Electric, Jazz, Ukulele.
Emma Knott | Clarinet, Flute, Toots and Doods, Recorder.
Wanda Kower | Cello, Classical Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin, Mandolin. Mon -Thur.
Richard Lane | Voice – Classical, Contemporary, Glee Club. Mon & Thur.
Jennifer McCarthy | Piano.
Debra McConnell | Cello, Keyboard, Piano, Violin, Voice & Piano, Voice – Classical, Hume Music Time, Early Childhood Music.
Ingrid Neubrandt | Advanced Piano. Mon-Tues.
Julian Paviour | Trombone, Trumpet. Tues Only.
Charlie Peterson | Piano, Guitar – Contemporary.
Andrew Picker | Cello, Drum Kit.
Garth Prentice | Banjo, Drum Kit, Guitar Bass, Classical, Contemporary, Electric, Ukulele.
Ben Scott | Vocalocal, Voiceworks, Production and Tech.
Blake Selmes | Piano.
Robyn Slater | Voice – Classical, Contemporary.
Ambria White | Beginner Saxophone, Live Production and Tech.
Louise Wurth | Guitar: Acoustic, classical, Contemporary, Electric, Keyboard, Piano, Voice: Contemporary, Classical.
Jenny McCarthy | Piano
Claire Hogan-Gibbons | Piano, Cello
Garth Prentice | HSC Backing Bands, Guitar
Ben Hoare | Production, Studio recording, Tech.
Ben Scott | Production, Studio recording, Tech.
Ambria White | Live Sound and Tech
© 2022 Hume Conservatorium
We acknowledge the traditional Custodians of this Land, where the Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of storytelling, music, dance and celebration. As a traditional meeting place, many first nations peoples came to this region. Underneath our buildings and roads this Land always will be traditional Aboriginal Land. in the same way, all music making genres and practices come from our musical elders, so we acknowledge those on whose skills and wisdom we draw.