I am an electric guitarist, bass guitarist, and jazz educator. I am the co-founder and principal at Jazz Workshop Australia and can help you, or your child, become great at guitar. My studio is in St Leonards / Crows Nest, near the station and easy to get to from the north shore or city.
Jazz is my speciality, but I can teach all electric guitar styles. I'm more than happy to teach beginners.
I have developed a very effective method for teaching jazz improvisation. Students can make astounding progress through this intensive, yet fun program.
My students can take individual lessons or group jazz lessons with a mixture of other instruments.
I graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Education and the University Medal in 1995 and am now finishing a PhD at Sydney University. I studied Jazz guitar under Steve Brien, Steve McKenna, and Dennis Keath, and conducting with Jerry Nowak. I served for two years as Australasian representative on the Executive Board of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).
? Have dozens of my students gone on to become respected professional musicians? Yes.
? Have any of my students ever topped the state in HSC music? Yes.
? Have dozens of my students gotten into prestigious music courses like at Sydney Conservatorium, WAAPA, JMA, VCA, and Monash? Yes.
? Do my students routinely become “star” musicians in their school music program? Yes.
? Can you count the number of my HSC students NOT achieving music ‘Band 6’ in the past ten years on one hand? Yes.
? Am I a qualified teacher? Yes, B.Ed (hons), 25+ years a professional musician.
? Do I have WCC clearance? Of course.