Nicholas Combe

  • Bachelor of Music ANU

Hi. I’m Nicholas, and I have been performing and teaching saxophone for 15 years.

I completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz performance with a specialist pass in composition at the Australia National University in 2008 and I am currently studying a masters of secondary teaching at University of Canberra. I play, and teach alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, as well as clarinet. I also have a passion for playing musical instruments from Indonesia.

I have performed all over Australia and also toured and performed in Indonesia. I played in a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock, classical, reggae, ska, afrobeat, Indonesian gamelan and experimental improvisation. I have recorded for many different projects, as well as producing, composing and recording my own projects. You can find more information about my projects at
https://nicholascombe.bandcamp.com/releases
https://welargeproductions.bandcamp.com/album/nyash-afrobeat-collective-ep

As I teacher, I have taught group classes, individual lessons, and improvisation masterclasses, occasionally in Indonesian language. My teaching experience also includes teaching English as a second language to kids and adults of varying language levels in Indonesia and Argentina and teaching skill development to people with a disability in Australia.

I love teaching saxophone, as it helps me to reinforce my own learning while imparting musical knowledge on to my students. I really try to make my lessons fun and enjoyable and design each session according to the goals and level of the students. I incorporate technical fundamentals into every lesson, while also understanding that the goals of each student may be widely different.

Give me a call or send me an email to find out more.

Nicholas Combe

12 Tattersall Cres
Florey, ACT
Also travelling in the local area
0499 654 633

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Details last updated on January 4, 2021