B.Mus, Diploma in Music Performance
Duncan Millar is a Melbourne-based performing artist and Electric Bass teacher offering lessons from his teaching studio in the South Eastern suburbs. He also travels, offering bass lessons in & around the greater metropolitan areas of Melbourne.
Duncan began playing Bass during high school, completing VCE Music Units 1-4 in 2004/2005, as well as completing a Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance at Box Hill Tafe in 2006. During his study of Music at Monash University Duncan began teaching Electric Bass, both privately and at Manhattan Music School.
Duncan has had the pleasure of being taught by some of the most distinguished Melbourne Jazz, Pop and World Music Artists. Some of these include Ben Robertson, Rob Burke, Tony Gould, Simon Starr, Doug De Vries, Jonathan Zion, Frank Di Sario, Stephen Hadley, Stephen Magnusson, Sam Evans, Julien Wilson, Steve Sedergreen and Tony Floyd.
In September 2009 Duncan took the opportunity to study and perform with Italian Saxophonist Mirko Guerrini at Monash University and again in Italy throughout November 2009. In May 2010 he performed with U.S guitarist John Abercrombie and Monash at the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Some highlights over the years for Duncan include recording and performing with original soul outfit Saskwatch in Melbourne and at Falls Festival, and touring internationally with rock band Closure in Moscow. In 2012 Closure in Moscow supported My Chemical Romance on a national tour of Australia, including a Festival Hall show in Melbourne.
The Bass lessons are made to suit each students specific interests and playing level. These lessons generally focus on building aural skills, technique, sense of time and groove, whilst covering repertoire, theory and introducing elements of improvisation to obtain a greater understanding and appreciation for music in a relaxed and fun environment. Students of all ages are welcome.
These details were last updated on December 20, 2013