Brass Instrument Teachers

Cosmo School of Music

Cosmo School of Music Brass Teachers

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Alto Horn, Baritones & Euphoniums, Tuba, Didgeridoo

At the Cosmo School of Music, we pride ourselves on the quality you receive when you learn with us. Every single one of our teachers are all excellent at what they do, and we feel confident that they'll pass that down to you as well. Whether you're learning in-person or online, you can be sure that you're receiving incredible music education every single time. Are you ready to sign up for new lessons with one of these wonderful teachers? You can sign up for lessons right on our website.


James Chilton - Cosmo School of Music

Dr. James Chilton

Instruments: Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Didgeridoo

Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Latin

Education: Bachelor of Music (BMus, Trombone Performance), University of Western Ontario; Master of Music (MM), University of Alberta; Doctor of Musical Arts, University of British Columbia

Languages: English

Dr. Chilton is an active performer, teacher, and music scholar. Before completing his doctorate from UBC and moving to Toronto, he was a member of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver's One Tonne Brass quintet, and the Band of the Fifteenth Field Artillery Regiment.

Along with teaching at the Cosmo School of Music, he also teaches at band clinics and camps throughout Ontario, and performs with various ensembles including the WCI RedPlayers, the Ontario Philharmonic, the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra, and with Euba (Toronto's premier tuba quartet). James was also a featured soloist with the National Band of the Naval Reserve.

Barrington Venables - Cosmo School of Music

Barrington Venables

Instruments: Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba, Voice

Education: Bachelor of Music (BMus, Performance), University of Toronto

Languages: English


As an active freelance brass player and soloist in the Great Toronto Area, Barrington performs with numerous ensembles such as the Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Ontario Philharmonic, Toronto Sinfonietta, and Intrada Brass of Oakville. Other ensembles he plays with range from brass quintets to big bands, R&B bands, brass bands, wind ensembles, and orchestras. Barrington is also a member of I Tromboni; an innovative Canadian chamber ensemble which regularly tours Canada performing educational shows and conducting masterclasses.

As a music educator, Barrington brings to the table an extensive knowledge of brass playing fundamentals, musical and stylistic interpretation, and experience with playing all manner of brass instruments including trumpet, trombone, baritone, alto horn, euphonium, and tuba. Most importantly, he has a passion for introducing young minds to the magic of music and the surprising ways in which it can benefit brain development and enrich lives.

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