- Qualifications: CPIT Bachelor Music, Diploma Of Teaching
- Pricing: $30 per half hour
- Styles: any
- Suitability: all
I have been performing music on a regular basis since completing my CPIT Bachelor of Music in Jazz in 1994. I have worked professionally as an itinerant guitar teacher since completing a Diploma In Teaching in 1995. I am a member of the Forte music teachers based at Hagley Community College. I have worked with many well known local musicians including Stu Buchanan, Ian Edwards, Ariana Tikao, Courtenay Washington and many others. I have had experience in Big Band as guitarist in the Garden City Big Band from 1998-2001. I worked in a diverse range of settings, some of which include: tango group ‘La Luna’, maori/celtic group ‘Emeralds and Greenstone’ and doing pop/rock/folk covers with Sarah Newman. I have also performed at many well known local music venues and have performed as part of the Christchurch Jazz festival. Currently I am working with the Christchurch Smooth Jazz group ‘Frictionless’, Jazz/reggae/funk group ‘Wranglin’ and ‘Sophisticated Lady’ jazz duo with Nanako Sato. I have provided accompaniment for multi-platinum artist Yulia since 2015, and played guitar on her live CD recording in 2017. Have a listen at: www.yulia.co.nz. I have published a ‘Jazz Improvisation Tools’ guitar text book which is now it it’s 2nd edition in 2012. I have a particular passion for teaching beginners and jazz improvisation.
Individual needs and requirements are catered for. I will guide and contribute in accordance with individual direction. I am passionate about helping each student find and reach their desired goals. I always do my very best to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for all of my students.