My focus is to make music approachable, achievable and rewarding. With this in mind, I strive to conduct lessons in an encouraging atmosphere where learning is synonymous with having fun. I've found that this approach has led my students to experience technical proficiency, musical awareness and genuine enjoyment.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, I continue to find joy and fulfilment in making music with my pupils. I teach students at schools, academies and privately; in individual, group and full band formations. I strongly believe in providing a personalised learning stream. Whether it's playing Baker Street, hot cross buns, jazz, AMEB or school material, I'm keen to jump in and make it happen!
The Contemporary course I offer is a comprehensive approach to understanding and performing modern music. This course sees an in depth look into the makeup of pop, jazz, funk, rock and blues genres (amongst others). Chord progressions, vocabulary, solo shaping and facility are studied along with a curriculum which covers transcription, transposition, ear training and general knowledge. This course is very popular and has yielded great results from school age students, university pupils, adults and professionals.
I hold a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz Saxophone and I have a Positive Notice Blue Card. I perform more than 150 gigs professionally each year, as well as 30+ appointments in recording sessions, composing, arranging and producing (Ableton). Experience drawn from these real world applications has greatly shaped how lessons are conducted.
(Sunshine Coast Grammar School 2022-Present)
(Mt. Maria College 2016-2022)
-Sax Specialist (Talking Jazz 2019-Present)
-Woodwinds Specialist (USQ Summer School 2020-Present)
-Private Tuition (2010-Present)
-Woodwinds Performer, 150+gigs per year (2010-Present)
Students under my tutelage have performed with/achieved:
-Adult, Uni & Grade 11/12 Students performing REAL WORLD gigs at cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and private functions. They love it!
-Queensland Conservatorium of Music Bachelor of Music
-AMEB examinations Preliminary through Grade 8.
-Trinity examinations up to Grade 8
-Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP)
-State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP)
-Young Conservatorium Big Band, Jazz Ensemble + Jazz Combo
-Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra + Wind Ensemble
-Talking Jazz Big Band
-Queensland Youth Orchestra (various ensembles)
-Jazz Music Institute Summer Clinic
-Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra
-One of my uni students has recorded music that is used on the ROBLOX game haha!
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FREE SHEET MUSIC AVAILABLE WITH LESSONS or click the link and download online. Sheet music lines up with recording. Turn the speaker up and jump in!
Sheet Music Available for all instruments. Popular options: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Guitar.
Glass Animals- Heat Waves
The Weeknd- Blinding Lights
The Weeknd- Sacrifice
Dua Lipa & Calvin Harris- One Kiss
Dua Lipa & Elton John- Cold Heart
Dua Lipa- Levitating
Dua Lipa- Don't Start Now
Sam Smith & Disclosure- Latch
Sam Smith & Disclosure- Omen
Khalid- Know Your Worth
Doja Cat feat. SZA- Kiss Me More
Ariana Grande- Positions
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Can't Stop
Billie Eilish- Your Power
Billie Eilish- my future
Justin Bieber- Yummy
Tiesto- The Business
RUFUS DU SOL- Take Me (AUS)
Tame Impala- The Less I Know The Better (AUS)
Tame Impala- Solitude Is Bliss (AUS)
Jungle Giants- Sending Me Ur Loving (AUS)
Ocean Alley- Confidence (AUS)
Sycco- Dribble (AUS)
Tones & I- Dance Monkey (AUS)
Peking Duk- Fire (AUS)
Flight Facilities- Foreign Langauge (AUS)
Lime Cordiale- Robbery (AUS)
Flume feat. Toro y Moi- The Difference (AUS)
Benee- Soaked (NZ)
MEDUZA- Lose Control
Austin Millz & Remi Wolf- Bad Behavior
Earth, Wind & Fire- Celebration
Lizzo- Good As Hell
Still Woozy- Goodie Bag
Mac Miller- Ladders
Metallica- King Nothing
Surfaces- Sunday Best
Wham!- Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
System Of A Down- Toxicity
And Counting...... Email me if interested x