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Oscar Laven

Oscar Laven


Saxophone Lessons | Bassoon Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Flute Lessons, Trombone Lessons, Trumpet Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus, LTCL, GradDip Jazz
  • Pricing: $30/half hour, $50/hour. Negotiable.
  • Styles: Classical, Jazz, Improvisation, Rock, Pop
  • Suitability: All levels


Learn from a friendly industry professional.
Oscar Laven is a well-known full-time musician based in Wellington. He’s played internationally and across New Zealand in many musical styles including classical, jazz, funk, blues, folk and more. He has shared the stage with many ensembles/artists including The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Steve Gadd, Robben Ford, Lydia Pence, Dave Weckl, James Carter, Allen Vizzutti, The Rodger Fox Big Band, Orchestra Wellington, The Royal New Zealand Airforce Band, National Youth Orchestra, and currently leads several performing groups including a 17-piece jazz orchestra. Laven completed his Bachelors Degree in Music and Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance at The New Zealand School of Music, and has Trinity College LTCL accreditation. An experienced, personable teacher/performer on all woodwind and brass instruments, he has a wealth of private teaching knowledge across all age groups and levels, and has taught at Onslow College, Otumoetai College, Rata Studios Music School and others.

Teaching Info

I cover all levels and musical genres appropriate to the age and experience of the student, and focus on teaching musicality, technical skills, practical music theory and performance skills, but most of all how to enjoy music. I’m equally happy  teaching adults as well as younger students. The lessons are positive, casual, fun and are structured with a range of important repertoire with a focus on the student’s musical satisfaction. If students wish to complete grades I can prepare them for recitals and exams.

Oscar has been a fantastic saxophone teacher for me over the last 2 years. He's friendly and knowledgeable and would definitely reccomend.


We had a great experience with Oscar - he taught my son for over a year and was patient, fun, and encouraged my son to get much better at the saxophone.

Janine Rayland
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