Saxophone Lessons | Piano Lessons | Jazz Improvisation Lessons
- Qualifications: BMUS, ATCL
- Pricing: $35 = 30 min, $40 = 40 min, $60 = 60 min
- Styles: All styles
- Suitability: All ages
Hi, I am a professional jazz musician | teacher with 20+ years teaching experience, both private and in schools ranging from middle school to university levels. I graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Music then took further jazz studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, where my saxophone teachers included George Garzone and Bill Pierce.
I recorded an album of original compositions, ‘Subspace‘ in 1999, which was awarded Jazz Album of the Year. I have performed in some of NZ’s leading Big Bands including the Rodger Fox Big Band, Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, and the AJO; as well I have worked numerous times with the APO and many of NZ’s leading jazz musicians.
As a saxophone teacher, I work with the student at their level and with their goals and expectations in mind. Whether preparing for an exam or just playing for fun, it’s a fantastic instrument and should be a joy to learn. I also teach piano, from classical to jazz (I am classically trained) and consider piano a vital part of my approach to music.