About us

About us

Yasmin Dyer (Violin)

Yasmin Dyer (Violin)

Yasmin Dyer is one of our violinists, and was allocated the Violin by her school's music program at age eleven - it was a dream come true! Yasmin continued with the Violin, and has completed up to AMEB Grade 6 Violin, as well as AMEB Music Theory up to Grade 5. Throughout high-school, Yasmin was also a prominent member in her school orchestra and ensembles. In her senior year, Yasmin led the school's advanced string and chamber group as first violinist and concertmaster. For two years, Yasmin was a member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and volunteered in a variety of community orchestras and groups, including a small ensemble who accompanied Mirusia Louwerse. In 2015, Yasmin founded Jazzy’s Music Studio, where she teaches beginner Violin and voice. The studio has grown with more string tutors joining, inspiring Yasmin to continue with her own Violin studies. Yasmin also has a Diploma of Musical Theatre awarded to her by the Australian Dance Performance Institute.
Catherine Booth (Violin)

Catherine Booth (Violin)

Catherine Booth began expressing her creativity early at the age of 9, when she started playing Violin through her school music classes in New Zealand. Three years later, Catherine moved to Australia and began studying AMEB's syllabus and joined school ensembles. Throughout school, Catherine also had piano lessons and enjoyed singing in the choir. In her senior years, Catherine participated in the school musical Les Miserables, and led the string ensemble, chamber orchestra and string quartet as first violinist and concertmaster. Since graduating, Catherine has played in several community ensembles before joining with long term friends Yasmin and Ashley to found Braidwood Strings. Catherine also teaches beginner piano and violin between work and her University, where she continues to express her love of storytelling and creativity whilst completing a dual Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment and Marketing.
Ashley Stewart (Cello)

Ashley Stewart (Cello)

Ashley Stewart is our cellist, and has led a musical life from a very young age. The Cello was his first instrument, and he fell in love with its sound immediately. Being one of the instruments closest to the human vocal range, the Cello has a very familiar and emotive sound palette, with its dark mellow tones, through to its higher resonant singing notes. Throughout school, Ashley played in many school and community ensembles, and was a founding member of the Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra. Ashley was also selected to play in the Griffith State Honours Ensembles in 2010 and 2011. Although the Cello is his main instrument, Ashley also plays the Piano, an especially useful instrument to be familiar with for composing. Ashley has completed AMEB studies up to the highest level (Grade 8).

Ashley is also an academic tutor at QUT and a PhD candidate. He specialises in Computer Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and principles of programming.