Saxophone Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
- Pricing: $30/Half Hour, $50/ Hour
- Styles: Jazz, Latin, Eastern European/Balkan
- Suitability: All Ages
I’m a Saxophonist and band leader based in Wellington.
I started playing Saxophone when I was 12, and fell in love with Jazz after listening to Sonny Rollin’s album ‘Saxophone Colossus’. I practiced all throughout high school and University (in old bomb shelters, closets, you name it!), and eventually moved to Wellington to study Jazz Performance at the New Zealand School of Music.
As well as Jazz, I have a keen interest in Afro-Cuban and Balkan music. I’ve played with a number of ensembles, including The Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, Garage Latino, Bazurka as well as in my own projects (Oy Azoy, Los Barrettos).
I believe in a fun, relaxed approach to teaching, and am happy to take on students of any age or ability. As well as Jazz, I teach in a wide variety of musical styles that are available to Saxophonists.
With new students, I take diagnostic approach to find out what their strengths are, and what areas need to be developed, so I can make a tailored practice routine to suit the student’s needs and ambitions.
After years of trial and error, and many lessons with world-class players I’ve developed a practice routine that addresses the difficulties of learning Saxophone, and I look forward to passing on what I’ve learnt!