As the son of a Brazilian Military Conductor, Iraja had contact with music at an early age. His passion for BRASS INSTRUMENTS intensified at 8 after starting with local Marching Bands. By 16 he was working as an auxiliary teacher of Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba and Orchestral Percussion.
In Brazil, he taught musical theory and practice for Brass and Percussion instruments. He was also Conductor of the Doxology Big Band, Chaplain and auxiliary Conductor of the Orchestra.
I currently play Trumpet with the Queenstown Jazz Orchestra and am Conductor of the “CONCERT BAND” project. This provides beginners with an introduction to BRASS and PERCUSSION instruments, and for students that already play an instrument helping to improve their reading, musical interpretation and techniques.