Jazz Improvisation Lessons | Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance
- Pricing: $60+ per hour/$35+ per half hour
- Styles: Jazz/Improvisation, Pop, other
- Suitability: 8+
Hi, my name’s Connor McAneny, I’ve been playing the piano for 19 years and specialise in improvisation and music theory. I finished my Bachelors of Music majoring in Jazz Performance at the University of Auckland in 2014, and taught in schools and community centres all around Auckland for 7 years, before moving to Guangzhou, China for 2 years to design and teach a new Jazz major at Xinghai Conservatory. In 2021 I finished my Post Graduate Diploma at the University of Auckland and will be continuing to study for my Masters in 2022.
I’m pretty flexible as a teacher and cater each lesson to the students skill level, and musical goals and interests. I don’t particularly like to teach solely from books, though I can and have in the past if that works for the student, but I also often transcribe and write out songs my students would like to learn. I’m not a fan of rote memorisation and tend to use pieces as a means to teach students as much as I can about harmony, chord/scale theory, rhythm, coordination, etc.