Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
- Pricing: $60 for 60 minutes, $30 for 30 minutes and $45 for 45 minutes
- Styles: Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin
- Suitability: Twelve and above
Niduk Wijetilleke is an innovative and highly experienced music teacher who specialises in teaching jazz improvisation and popular music on piano.
Through the evolution of his teaching approach over the years, he has effectively taught students to tap into their creativity in developing their own expression and insights into improvising.
He has successfully taught students to perform jazz music including improvisation, backing other instruments or singers and teaching them to learn independently by transcribing solos of the masters in the jazz tradition.
His students have performed in the Auckland Secondary School Jazz Competition held at the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club.
Niduk is a graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA with a degree in Professional Music.
Apart from teaching, Niduk is a highly accomplished musician with over twenty years of experience as a jazz pianist. He leads his own band ‘Effervescence’ which has performed widely in Auckland and also has performed widely as a solo pianist in luxury hotels in Auckland and Dubai.
My vast experience as a jazz pianist gives me insight into guiding students to find their own expression. I teach in a way that is engaging to the student and pay attention to the kind of music the student is interested in.
I also give importance to posture and relaxation of the body to produce a good sound.
We would learn jazz standards and I would have them play with backing tracks to get a feel of playing with a band.
Transcribing solos of the masters in jazz also helps students to build vocabulary.
Music theory and jazz harmony are also my specialities.