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Troy Hambly - Music

It is Troy’s experience over the past twenty five years as a teacher, performer and composer that helps him share a passion for music with his students.

Troy Hambly
Troy Hambly, Teacher

Troy Hambly works across the performance, electronica & technical streams. This includes working with improvising musicians, running and workshopping activities for a variety of ensembles, developing Composing and arranging skills and industry networking.

He has a passion for sharing the language of music with students and working to enhance their practical skills to establish a career in the music world.

Troy completed a Bachelor of Music with first class Honours (Jazz Piano) from ANU and has over 16 years' experience working within MIC and the VET sector. In 2015 he further completed an Advanced Diploma of Vocational Education. Beyond these formal qualifications, it is Troy's experience over the past twenty five years as a teacher, performer and composer that helps him share a passion for music with his students.

Troy has been immersed in the culture of performance and composition for the better part of his existence. From the Eisteddfod circuit as a young classical pianist, early gigs in High school, performing at the Opera house as one of the top 10 performance students in the Encore program, awards for early Jazz compositions by the Jazz Action Society, to more recently composing for Tropfest winning films simulcast live to tens of thousands.

Troy has toured with great Australian Blues guitarist Ray Beadle to the Marlborough International Jazz Festival and performed at the majority of East Coast Blues, Jazz & Roots festivals in Byron Bay, Peats Ridge, Broadbeach, Moruya, Kiama, Canberra, Manly, Sydney, Narooma, Merimbula & Newcastle; with a variety of artists on what has become his instrument of choice, the Hammond Organ. In addition to this Troy has performed in the SIMA (Sydney Improvised Music Association) with Australian/International guitarist Carl Orr in his Dangerfunk sessions and the wonderfully challenging experience performing with Steve Hunters 9 Lives.

John Shand August 16, 2006 for the Sydney Morning Herald "some of the best work came in the gentler music, such as People Power, written by Orr …. A country-tinged, unaccompanied duet between the guitarist and Hambly (on a Fender Rhodes) really glistened with melodic ideas, as did another slow piece at the end"

Troy continues an already fruitful relationship with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in the development of music scores for animated features and has a great network of professional colleagues both near and far, who regularly share their skills with him and the Music Industry Centre students.