Brass Teacher Joins NECOM

NECOM warmly welcomes Vanessa Bartley-Heterick who has joined us to teach brass and bands in our Campus and school programs.

Vanessa is a brass specialist and the Music Director of the Armidale City Band. She is a highly experienced primary and secondary music teacher and came to Armidale to complete her PhD in education at UNE after receiving an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Vanessa is a highly experienced educator with a belief that every student should be provided with the opportunity to achieve success in learning. With more that 24 years of experience in teaching and leadership in education in Queensland, Vanessa will make an invaluable contribution to NECOM’s growing wind and ensemble units and our school band programs.

Vanessa’s first instrument is trombone and she has been a multi instrumental teacher specialising in brass in primary and secondary schools in Queensland from 1995-2018.

Since 2014, Vanessa has also been a Phonetic Literacy Specialist and professional learning facilitator.