Our focus at MIC is on building a team of professional and dedicated teachers and trainers that have current and relevant experience in the Music Industry.
Brett WoodPrincipal & Teacher
Brett has over thirty years of experience working with young people. His skill and knowledge has been honed across the education and community youth sectors. This provides him with a unique understanding of the educational and personal needs of young people. He established Music Industry College when he saw the magnetic power that music has to engage disenfranchised young people. Brett is the Managing Director of Music Industry Community Services, the parent body of the College and Starving Kids, and has overseen all projects undertaken by both organisations since their inception. He has a passion for mentoring young people and helping them achieve their potential in their field of choice. He is most proud of the achievements of his students and cannot wait to see what they do next.
Bianca completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education in 2013. Prior to this, she studied at the Queensland College of Art where she ventured to Germany to study photography, undertook a double major in Art History and Interdisciplinary Sculpture. She has a passion for contemporary art and travel she takes multiple trips aboard annually to explore the international art scene. Bianca has experience in curating and exhibiting in local and national art spaces, public art projects and undertakes commission projects in her spare time. Starting at MIC in 2016, Bianca enjoys running the Music Industry College Live Venue Team and tapping away at her own art practice in her spare time.
Charlie (AKA The Educator) has spent the past fourteen years teaching at a number of high schools and youth training facilities. He is also a founding member of the award-winning hip-hop group, The Winnie Coopers, who have received high rotation on Triple J, toured extensively around Australia and released three albums. Charlie was the Australian representative at the Hip-Hop ThinkTank III (Hip-Hop Education Centre, New York University) and was invited to present his educational workshop, The Shakespeare Sessions, as a part of the international conference.
Charles has spent the better part of his life as a performing and recording musician. He has a BMus(hons1) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a DipEd from QUT. He has performed in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and at the Sydney Opera House. As part of the indie pop/rock band, The Boat People, he has released 3 full length albums and several EPs, played with acts such as David Byrne and The Shins and performed live on Triple J, ABC Radio National, MTV and legendary Los Angeles radio station KCRW.
Ed teaches music business at MIC. Aside from teaching at MIC, he has lectured for the UQ School of Business, and Music; currently he is sessional academic and lecturer at QUT. Ed has a Masters of Research, a Bachelor of Creative Industries and a Certificate IV in Small Business Management. Ed plays music under his full name; his last album was listed as one of the 10 top 2012 releases from Queensland by The Courier Mail. In 2013 collaborated with Grammy Award winning Producer Mike Howlett (Gong).
James has a Bachelor of Education and Arts in Journalism and turned to teaching after meeting some inspiring young people and teachers as a journalist. He started teaching film and TV and English in local schools in 2008 but during his education studies took up and the blues harmonica, and performed in his own rhythm and blues band as Jimi Beavis. His EPs and album have seen him receive airplay on community radio, Triple J and various blues festivals. As artist/manager/video clip director James has a DIY approach to modern music. His journalism experience aids the students to run the Starving Kids blog and in his spare time he writes novels and drinks gourmet coffee.
Ros WoodBusiness Manager & Director
Ros has over 30 years administrative experience and co-founded Music Industry Community Services with Brett in 2008. She has spent the last 5 years creating systems and policies for the school and project managed the construction/redevelopment of the new school facility in Berwick Street. Ros has recently completed a Diploma of Business Administration.
Chloe RoweStudent Support Officer
Chloe began life at Music Industry College as our inaugural Mathematics teacher in 2010. Chloe has experience as both an educator, a careers advisor and a youth worker and this combination is ideal for her current role. Chloe has her Bachelor of Education, Certificate IV in Career Development and Employment Services and is currently completed her Diploma of Counselling. She also has 5+ years of events experience and worked casually in organising and coordinating music events.
Georgia BarlingAdministration Officer
Georgia has joined us in 2016 as our first MIC graduate staff member (2010). Her role at MIC is to support the Business Manager with the ever-growing increase in tasks required for the running of a school. Georgia holds a Cert III in Music Industry and Business Administration and has a strong passion for the music industry. She is a valued addition to our team.
Megan HorneAdmin Support Officer
Megan has been a part of the Admin team since the school commenced in 2010. As our helpful Receptionist she is the first port of call for visitors and enquiries. Megan has completed a Cert III in Business Administration and Education Support as well as a Diploma of Editing (Copyediting and Proofreading).