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

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


Details last updated on January 4, 2021