Bachelor of Music
Master of Music Studies (Performance)
Suzuki Talent Education Certificate Australia (Primary)
Braxton Neate completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University where he studied cello under Mei-Lee and Markus Stocker and string pedagogy with Elizabeth Morgan AM, obtaining a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Studies in cello performance. Braxton has continued further study in Suzuki pedagogy with Belinda Manwaring and in 2015 completed his Primary level Suzuki Talent Education Certification.
Braxton maintains a large class of cello students in Brisbane where he is the Head of Teaching and Strings at Browning Street Studios. He is also a casual music tutor for the Ipswich Grammar School and Saint Stephen’s College music departments.
From 2017, Braxton joined the faculty of the Suzuki Cello Institute Australia (based in Sydney) at the invitation of its Director, Takao Mizushima. Prior to joining the faculty, Braxton had been a regular attendee and tutor at various New South Wales Suzuki events. Braxton is a tutor for the Suzuki Cello Choir, a cello-only orchestra. He is the lead tutor and conductor for both the Junior and Intermediate ensembles. From July 2017, Braxton will also be teaching musicianship classes. In addition to his teaching roles at the Suzuki Cello Institute, Braxton also teaches at the Lane Cove music and Cultural Centre.
Braxton serves on the Queensland Council of the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia and is a former state committee member of the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA).
With a special dedication to teaching, Braxton is mostly found teaching his students, but at other times, can be found performing. He has previously recorded for ABC Radio and Television, and was the co-founder of the new music ensemble Ensemble Fabrique.