Peter Armstrong

Drums & Guitar

Pete rejoined the Conservatorium in 2016 teaching both drums and guitar. He currently plays in a number of bands including Murray Macs Band, Paul Albert's Elvis Presley tribute show and The Parsons Sons Jazz Band. Pete specialises in early rock and roll and enjoys teaching students of all ages.

Peter Armstrong, drums/percussion teacher, Bathurst



Jamie Briton

Drums, Tuned Percussion

Jamie was born in Sydney and from 1979 to 1984 studied percussion at NSW State Conservatorium under Jack Purdon, Principal Timpanist of the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra. He has been a percussion teacher at Mitchell Conservatorium since 1990. His diverse musical background includes, as well as solid orchestral experience, jazz, "The Govett Street Stompers", "Highly Swung"; rock, "Sunday Punch", microtonal "The 31 note to the octave Group"; and Vaudeville; "Four Men in a Tub", "Cabaret Conspiracy".

Jamie strongly believes that his performance experience informs his teaching. Jamie is also a represented composer in the Library of The Australian Music Centre (www.amcoz.com.au).

Jamie teaches at both the Bathurst and Lithgow campuses of Mitchell Conservatorium.


Jamie Briton, drums/percussion teacher, Bathurst

Todd Brownlow


Todd Brownlow has been performing drums for 16 years. He has been a part of local bands in Lithgow and beyond.

He has a Bachelor Degree in Education and worked as a teacher in the Blue Mountains region for many years, before transitioning into teaching music. He completed a Diploma of Music at Central Queensland University and has an energy and passion for making learning enjoyable.

Todd also is an accomplished bass player and teaches bass guitar for MitCon. 


We pay our respect to all First Nations elders both past and present from the lands where Mitchell Conservatorium students reside. In particular, we acknowledge the Wiradyuri and Dharug peoples of Australia, who are the traditional custodians of the land where Mitchell Conservatorium campuses are located.

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