Michael Watkin

  • A.Mus.A.
  • B.Mus.Ed.
  • Grad.Dip.Mus. (Perf.)
  • M.Mus.

Graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1994 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree (B.Mus.Ed. Merit) studying piano with Albert Landa and then going on to complete a Master of Music (M.Mus.) degree majoring in music technology in 1996. During this time lectured at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in both instrumental pedagogy (conducting and arranging) and music technology.

In 1995 studied with Mark Walton and completed an Associate Performance Diploma (A.Mus.A.) majoring in saxophone. In 2000 completed the Graduate Diploma of Music (Grad.Dip.Mus.) majoring in saxophone performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying with Mark Walton.

Owned and operated a private instrumental music studio in the Macarthur area for the past 20 years teaching saxophone, clarinet and piano and am an accredited tutor for UNSW. Conducted and tutored at many workshops and schools and currently working as a freelance performer and teacher. Worked extensively in amateur and professional theatre, saxophone quartets, orchestras, jazz and rock ensembles. Recorded for radio broadcasts for ABC FM and 2MBS FM and have toured both Australia and New Zealand with various ensembles.

Details last updated: February 19, 2024