Courtney Smith is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Piano at the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Daniel de Borah. Her love for music began at the early age of three and since then she has completed her 8th Grade AMEB on both piano and trumpet. Additionally, Courtney has received the Queenslander's Foundation Award for achieving the highest grades in piano performance in her year at the Conservatorium.
She has been a part of many programmes including the Young Conservatorium Orchestra 2010, North Coast Region Instrumental Excellence Programme 2013 and 2015 (as lead trumpet), State Honours Ensemble Programme 2012 and 2013, and lead trumpet in both Musically Outstanding Students 2015 (MOST), and Creative Generations 2015 (CGEN). Courtney has travelled to the Conservatoire Cantonal De Musique, Switzerland, and has also played with Brisbane Brass and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.
Courtney's enthusiasm and encouragement is very important for her students' successes. She is a very passionate musician who strives to help students reach beyond their goals.