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Teresa Thornton

Waikato and Hauraki

Saxophone Lessons | Clarinet Lessons | Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus(Hons), MMus (clarinet performance), Orff Schulwerk Level 1
  • Pricing: $20-80
  • Styles: jazz and classical
  • Suitability: Age 8 and up


I teach clarinet and saxophone and have a range of experience from working both privately and in NZ and international schools.  My background is in classical performance with orchestras and ensembles, however I enjoy playing and teaching across a wide range of styles and find a great deal of enjoyment in involving others in music-making and performing.  I am also engaged with music at a community level through working with choirs and with primary aged children.  In 2021 I completed Orff Schulwerk Level 1 training and am developing my practise in that area.

Teaching Info

I intend lessons to be fun and engaging with musicality, personality and rhythmic awareness at the fore.  I develop listening and performing skills and work on practise techniques so that students feel confident to share their new accomplishments.

Repertoire is often taken from the lists of ABRSM/Trinity where students are progressing beyond the beginner stages, through to intermediate/advanced.

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