JP is a highly respected instrumental teacher and performer and had many years of touring the world performing on the saxophone, flute and clarinet for all manner of artists from classical to jazz to musicals. His studied with Mark Promane and Alex Dean at Humber College in Toronto. JP has performed rock music with drummer, Emmanuelle Caplette and has also recorded on a classical ABC Classics album for cellist, Sally Maer.
For BEGINNERS, JP draws on various publications by Australian writers to develop the skills required to make a solid start with basic technique, note reading and ear development.
More INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED players can benefit more from publications by Fischer, Klose and Ferling for a deeper technique and understanding of tone production. JP often creates his own arrangements to educate and inspire his students as well as drawing on the music of Bob Mintzer for more funk and jazz style playing. JP’s background in jazz means that he is also accomplished in teaching alternative styles of playing in addition to classical, including improvisation.
JP Fleury hails from Montreal in Quebec. He graduated with a Music Diploma from Cegep de Drummondville, and later in 2007 he extended his music studies at Humber College in Toronto.
As a young adult, JP's first major performing experience was at The Montreal International Jazz Festival which propelled him into a music career. He travelled the ocean for a decade as a show band leader playing sax, clarinet and flute on luxury cruise ships for the Holland America Line.
In 2010, JP made the transition from leading the band, to performing as a headline act with his now wife, Sally Maer, as 'The Fleurys'. The couple were invited to perform as guest entertainers on the world's top cruise lines such as Crystal and Cunard including performances on the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with JP arranging the duo’s music for both performing and recording.
On arriving back in Australia, The Fleurys took their duo show all over the clubs of NSW including Campbeltown RSL, Mingara RSL, Everglades Country Club, Bankstown RSL and Petersham RSL. The couple also embarked on a tour of Queensland performing in all the major Theatres including Twin Towns Resort and Empire Theatre as a guest act for "Back to the Tivoli" productions run by Wayne Cornell from the Australian vocal harmony group ‘The Delltones’.
In the short time JP has become an Australian, he has performed live on ABC radio, played principal sax in the Sydney International Orchestra for a series of Neil Diamond tribute shows with Peter Byrnes and also plays in Jenifer Green’s Shirley Bassey show. He performs regularly with jazz pianist Rodrick White and French singer Patricia Segui including a performance at Sydney’s famous ‘Foundry 616’.
JP has recorded for The Voice finalist Alex Gibson at Crash Symphony Productions, and for Scottish country hall of fame singer, Jackie Storrar.
As Sally Maer’s musical director, he co-produced and performed in a sell-out concert at the Central Coast Conservatorium in 2014. JP features on Sally’s recent “Celtic Cello” album produced by ABC Classics which is aired frequently on Classic FM.
In 2013, JP and Sally founded ‘The Fleurys Music School’. As a dedicated teacher as it has been JP’s long term dream to have his own thriving teaching practice, passing on his love of music to the next generation. Committed to introducing families to music, he also co-created ‘Maestro Possums’ which offers pre-school classes. As a trained Kindermusik teacher, JP runs these classes for parents with babies and children up to age four.
JP also teaches at the Central Coast Grammar School, the Central Coast Conservatorium Schools' Program and is the Band Director and Woodwind teacher at Green Point Christian College.
JP teaches the saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano:
SAXOPHONE age 8+
CLARINET age 8+
FLUTE age 5+
PIANO age 4+