Hi there! I'm Zac Olsen, a multi instrumentalist specialising in Saxophone and other woodwinds such as Clarinet and Flute. I've been teaching for 7 years, as a private tutor for one on students, and at many schools across South Sydney. In my time as a tutor I've taught at many schools including the likes of Caringbah High School and many public schools, teaching the woodwind sections and running various ensembles. I'm a very approachable, caring, hardworking and knowledgable musician, having taught over 100 people in the 7 years I've been teaching. I teach with an emphasis of covering as many musical bases as possible in a fun and unique way. I believe in developing students notational reading skills, scales and theory, jazz improvisation, stylistic features such as tone and vibrato, training the ear to recognise sounds and develop musical intuition, and am well versed in all types of music and can help you learn whatever you like!
I graduated with a High Distinction average from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a degree in Jazz Performance Majoring in Saxophone in 2019. Whilst studying, I had the privilege of being taught by the likes of some of the most international and national jazz musicians such as Gary Bartz (Miles Davis' Saxophonist) Chad Leftkowitz Brown, Will Vinson, Mat Jodrell, Matt McMahon, Mike Rivett, Judy Bailey, Dave Theak, Steve Barry and may others.
I have been very active in the music scene, having recorded and played with many bands such as Papaya Tree, ducks., Dereb The Ambassador, Micra, Fvneral (featuring Middle Kids Alumni) and played with prestigious musicians such as Jonathan Zwartz, Chris Potter, Ross Ferraro (Mac Miller), Jarrol Renaud (Dua Lipa, Touch Sensitive). I have done countless paid sessions for artists seeking woodwinds, play wedding gigs and functions and am a sought after sidemen in groups!
Please contact me if you have any further questions and I would be happy to answer them :)