A new chapter

After nearly 16 years as Director of Music at The King’s School working with wonderful staff and students, it is time to change direction.

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HSC Music - Online Tutoring

With over 20 years teaching Senior Music in NSW Schools, Barry is a highly sought-after tutor for HSC Music. Specialising in Music 2, Barry can upskill students in Years 11 and 12 with content and examination skills for the Musicology and Aural Skills examinations.

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Barry Walmsley has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a music educator, lecturer, arts journalist, music critic, pianist, vocal coach, conductor, adjudicator and administrator.


HSC Music Tutoring

With over 20 years teaching Senior Music in NSW Schools, Barry is a highly sought-after tutor for HSC Music. Specialising in Music 2, Barry can upskill students in Years 11 and 12 with content and examination skills for the Musicology and Aural Skills examinations.


Online Theory Tutoring

Tuition can be provided online for students for all grades and diplomas ranging in duration either in 30 or 60 minute lessons. The tuition aligns with Trinity College London examinations, but all forms of theory learning can be provided.


HSC Music Trial Practical Marking

With a distinguished career in performance and teaching, Barry is a highly sought after educator with immense experience in HSC Performance. He has provided quality feedback to teachers and students in HSC Trial Examination periods at a variety of schools over many years.



Adjudication / Examination services

Barry Walmsley is an experienced eisteddfod adjudicator who can be engaged for large and small eisteddfod events, including sections of piano, instrumental, vocal, ensemble (instrumental and choral), school groups and community items.


Piano Masterclasses

Suitable for piano students preparing for examinations (Grade to Diploma), a Masterclass can be organized for either single students, a teacher’s studio, or a collective of students from various students.


Instrumental/Vocal Teacher Diploma course

Using the highly innovative and internationally renowned Associate or Licentiate Diploma syllabus from Trinity College London, you can become a fully qualified instrumental or vocal teacher.


Dr Kevin Cameron

“It has been my honour and privilege to have Barry as my colleague and friend for many years. He is an outstanding educator, enthusiastic collaborator and generous colleague, as the significant outcomes for students and staff from his programs would attest. Barry is a wonderful peer mentor – always available and ready to listen, suggest options for a way forward, and to generously share his knowledge and insight gained during a long and diverse career in music performance, educational leadership, and administration. I have valued his encouragement, support and wise counsel – always offered with kindness and a gentle smile. I recommend him most warmly.”

– Dr Kevin Cameron
Director of Performing Arts
Gippsland Grammar School

Kim Waldock

“One of Barry’s unique strengths is understanding that a music education does not stop in the classroom; it is about pursuing a range of opportunities to listen, create and challenge yourself musically all day, every day. He holds himself to these high standards, and as a result, is a highly skilled musician, well connected in the industry and education circles, with a broad knowledge and love for music of all styles and genres.”

– Kim Waldock
Director of Artistic Development - Tasmania Symphony Orchestra

Mark Stringer

"Barry is a leading figure in the field of music education. His background and experience is exceptional, giving him great insight into the world of music and education. He is very much up-to-speed with key issues and developments in education in a global context and has a deep knowledge of trends and subject content across various music genres. Barry is a skilled, collaborative individual who builds rapport easily with those with whom he works."

– Mark Stringer
Director of Music and Managing Director
Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School

K Carey

“Barry Walmsley is an outstanding musician and educator. He is passionate about music and loves being involved with music making at a high level. He has a thorough understanding of many different styles of music, and as a performer and educator he is highly sought after. In his role as an educator, Barry inspired many students to achieve great things. Many of his students continued music studies internationally and in Australia. He was very successful in encouraging many young students to take up music and be involved in ensembles. He has created many successful music departments with an aspiration of excellence and mass involvement. Barry is a beautiful piano accompanist. I have particularly enjoyed his work with singers. His understanding of this art form is magnificent and has been shared with many lucky people. Working with Barry on a variety of projects has always been a pleasure. His open mindedness, collaborative spirit and generosity brings out the best in all of us. Above all, he is a very nice person and fun to be with.”

– Karen Carey OAM

Dr Andrew Parry

"Barry Walmsley has been a highly successful and talented music educator. With a strong sense of how to motivate students and colleagues alike, he brings to his work insight, professionalism, respect and creative flair. He values all during the creative process, and as a result, brings out the best in his students."

– Dr Andrew Parry
Principal, Kinross Wolaroi School

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