ANDY FIRTH-Jazz and Classical Clarinet & Saxophone Tuition

  • Diploma of Education.
  • Bachelor of Music

Andy and his wife (see Liz's profile on this site) offer clarinet and saxophone lessons from the comfort of their home, Vivace Cottage in Georgetown Newcastle. NSW. Australia

Beginner to postgraduate/professional level.

The opportunity to learn with Andy Firth truly is the opportunity to learn from one of the finest woodwind soloists and educators in the world today. Andy's resume is replete with extraordinary quotes, glowing recommendations, honors, experience and performances with and from some of the biggest names in the Australian and world music industry. Andy Firth is a legend in the world of clarinet and jazz music both in Australia and overseas.

As you read on you will find that these claims are completely warranted and accurate-he truly is a master performer, composer, arranger and educator!

Andy Firth is also the Australian artist for Buffet Crampon, Keilwerth Saxophones, D'Addario (formerly Rico) Reeds and LomaxClassic Mouthpieces.

Andy has over 40 years of experience as a performer and educator having performed and taught both in colleges, schools and at music conferences both in Australia and overseas.

Andy Firth is one of the very few Australian artists ever to have performed a concert under their own name at the famed CARNEGIE HALL, New York and is considered by many to be one of the finest clarinetists and saxophonists in the world today.

One of only three Australian guest artists invited to appear with the jazz legend, James Morrison and his big band for Jame's 60th Birthday tour around Australia (2022).

Andy Firth also specializes in producing books and products for woodwind education via his popular website and is the author of one of the most popular clarinet & saxophone books on the market today, "Play Clarinet with Andy Firth" and "Play Saxophone with Andy Firth" published throughout the world by Boosey & Hawkes Publishing.London/Hal Leonard Publishing.

Andy Firth is an expert woodwind teacher having taught in some of the finest Private Schools and universities in Australia: Sydney Grammar School, PLC Sydney, St Pius X Chatswood, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Annesley College Adelaide, Brisbane State High School to name but a few.

Andy has also performed and conducted saxophone and clarinet master classes at Florida State University, UCLA and has appeared as guest performer and tutor at four US National Clarinet Conferences, ten Australian Clarinet & Saxophone Conferences and three International Clarinet Conferences.

Andy Firth was also the principal soloist for over ten years for the Australian Maestro and music legend, Maestro Tommy Tycho and continues to perform as a soloist with Big Bands, Symphony Orchestras and small jazz ensembles both here and overseas.

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Details last updated: February 3, 2023