Our Saxophone Teachers
Woodwind Teacher (saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, trumpet and music theory).
Samuel has an extensive experience in teaching music both in Australia and overseas. He worked at St Michael’s Grammar School in Melbourne as a Music Teacher (clarinet and saxophone) for 10 years. In addition to teaching, he was responsible for conducting the Junior School Wind Ensemble and the Senior School Wind Band, as well as several other wind groups.
His credentials extend to a Bachelor’s degree in music (education, conducting, solo performance) and he is a VIT Registered teacher. Samuel has knowledge in teaching AMEB and has competency to teach VCE music.
Throughout his teaching career he has directed a number of ensembles, such as concert bands, saxophone ensemble, clarinet ensemble, flute ensemble and mixed ensembles.
Denis is an experienced musician and teacher. He has completed Maimononide's classical academy (Moscow), Music production and music management courses, "Kulcha Fremantle"(Fremantle, Western Australia). Having performed internationally (Germany, Japan, Norway) and nationally ("Kulcha on Swan" festival Midland, Western Australia) and having had students from different countries and backgrounds (International school 2012 - 2015) he has settled in Melbourne with focus on teaching and composing.
His way of teaching combines elements of classical, jazz and modern music – he believes that being based on these three will most fully reveal the picture and sense of music for a student. His method is based on personal approach to every student – he believes that every student is unique therefore there's no general method to be applied for all students. Only with careful consideration he finds the way to teach in every case.
The instruments he's teaching are guitar, saxophone, piano, clarinet, recorder and music theory/aural training. He's also specially focusing on band practising that he believes is one of the most important things in music. Group/band practisimg allows a student to progress not only in music but in social aspect.
In terms of band practising he also leads vocal and drums parts of the band. Drums styles for the band are bossanova, swing, funk, rock and pop music
Having prepared students for ABRSM he will also prepare those who aim for AMEB exams - full support is provided.
- Cognitive and critical-thinking ability improvements
- Improved posture
- Strengthened core muscles
- Improved control of breathing and general airway function
- Stress relief
- Improvements in hand-eye coordination
- Develop confidence and calmness under pressure
- You'll be the jazziest one in the room!