Martin Mackerras (B.Mus. Hons. Victorian College of the Arts ,Post Grad, Manhattan School of Music, Fulbright Scholar)
I am a professional clarinettist on staff at Shelford Girls Grammar. I teach students from the junior school to yr.12. I am a sessional teacher at Wesley College and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar as well as a having a private practice.
I have had over 20 years experience in taking students (of all ages from Yr. 3 to adults) through AMEB exams, VCE , scholarship auditions, as well as playing for pleasure in different styles from classical to Jazz and pop.
As a parent myself I know how important it is to inspire children to strive to the best of their abilities. Their school years are when many skills are developing and it is a good to start developing healthy and positive work habits at this time. Also being skilled on an instrument gives them opportunities to be involved with ensembles at their school. My students maintain good results in all AMEB exams.
I am a sought after professional clarinetist/ saxophonist playing with many and diverse artists and ensembles in the Melbourne music scene. My skills as a performer/ composer I see as part of my dynamic and inspirational teaching practice.
I accompany students on piano and I believe in making music lessons fun.
I also hire out instruments to beginners.
I have a working with children check.
See my website martinmackerras.com/teaching for further information and testimonials.