Iain Robbie


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Iain is passionate about music education for young Australians and believes that music leaves a long term, positive impact that can transform their lives into adulthood.

Iain has been teaching percussion for 32 years at some of the world’s leading secondary and tertiary institutions including the Royal College of Music (London), University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Hale School, Presbyterian Ladies College Perth and Methodist Ladies College Perth.

Iain’s expertise and passion for teaching has led to his former students to become successful in their own music careers as current members of the Sydney Youth Orchestra (principal percussionist), WA Youth Orchestra, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Kaboom Percussion, Feels (electro pop), Speak Percussion and the WA Symphony Orchestra.

Iain is a trained orchestral percussionist, and has worked as a freelance musician with the WA Symphony Orchestra for over a decade. He also co-founded the internationally acclaimed Tetrafide Percussion, performing at the Nagoya Expo 2006, London Festival, Perth Festival, and in 2013, collaborated with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil at their head quarters in Montreal, Canada. In March this year, Iain reunited with members of Tetrafide Percussion for a world premiere performance of Grammy Award winner, Linda May Han Oh’s Ephemeral Echoes.

Iain holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Edith Cowan University, WAAPA. He also has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Western Australia

Currently, Iain works full-time for the WA Department of Education in the Instrumental Music School Services program where he continues to explore the teaching of music and inspire his students. 


To transform percussion education in Australia by studying the world's best pedagogy in Taipei and the USA

To transform percussion education in Australia by studying the world's best pedagogy in Taipei and the USA

Iain Robbie

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