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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, Skype 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 professional musician based in Wellington. He has played internationally and across New Zealand with many ensembles/artists including The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, The Rodger Fox Big Band, The Royal New Zealand Airforce Band, National Youth Orchestra, and currently leads several gigging bands including a 17-piece jazz orchestra. Laven completed his Bachelors Degree in Music and a Diploma in Jazz Performance at The New Zealand School of Music, and has a Trinity College LTCL accreditation. An experienced teacher and performer on all woodwind and brass instruments, he has a wealth of private teaching knowledge across all age groups and levels, and formerly taught at Onslow College, Otumoetai College and Otumoetai Intermediate School.

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. The lessons are positive, casual, fun and structured with a range of important repertoire with a focus on the student’s own musical enjoyment. If the student wishes to complete grades I help prepare 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

Oscar is an awesome trumpet teacher, I really enjoy learning from him and would definitely reccomend him to anyone wanting to learn, regardless of what level they're at.

Brendon Lawrence
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