Saxophone Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Flute Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons
- Qualifications: BMus(Hons)
- Pricing: $30 half hour, $50 full hour
- Styles: Jazz, Classical, Pop, Contemporary
- Suitability: All ages, at all levels of ability
I am a professional musician based in Wellington, graduating from Te Koki New Zealand School of Music in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music with Honours majoring in Jazz performance. I have been playing since the age of 11, when I started learning the saxophone at school, from there it’s been a whirlwind musical adventure! I have also been teaching for 4+ years with students ranging from beginner to professional, and have lessons catered for people of all ages. I have performed an toured with Jazz groups, Classical ensembles, Big Bands, Reggae/Dub bands, Funk bands, you name it. I am also a member of the expansive neo-dub group – Tunes of I, the famed Rodger Fox Big Band and have been involved with a number of professional productions ranging from Musical theatre to high profile corporate events.
My teaching style is presented in a way that is tailored to the individual. No two people are the same, so my belief is why should teaching or communicating an idea/concept be presented to everybody the same. What I really enjoy doing with students is finding what the individual likes, be it a particular artist or style of music and then amplifying that. Combining this with a little bit of humor, I have found great success in communicating ideas strongly with the student, ultimately building confidence and sustaining a healthy learning environment.