- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
"Music is interior decoration." - Wayne Shorter
Even if music may not be the main thing in your life, I truly believe that playing music helps you become a better person. We learn so much about ourselves when we play, and the skills we develop aren't just for playing music - they are for problem solving and for communicating and for self-reflection.
Music should be meaningful - even if that meaning is just for fun. The good news is that the farther along you get into music, the more fun and meaningful it can be. There is joy to 'play'ing! I want students to improve, but first and foremost I will teach them how to love playing music.
THE MEAT AND POTATOES: I have acquired both a Music Diploma and a Bachelors in Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University.
THE REAL STORY: I started playing saxophone in elementary school and enjoyed it enough to take lessons with a man named Malcolm Sings. I played in school bands and community bands until grade 12, where I decided to pursue music more seriously.
From there, I studied music at Capilano University, where I received education in a broad range of skills like Ear Training, Improvisation, History, Theory, Arranging, and of course playing the saxophone in ensembles and private lessons.
I learned what I know about the instrument from private lessons with Steve Kaldestad and Mike Allen, and about music from private lessons with Bill Coon. Bill Coon also taught me about how to arrange for bands, and Brad Turner was responsible for teaching me about jazz improvisation.
Nowadays, I am always learning from my private practice, my time on the bandstand, and my bigger adventures playing saxophone on Cruise Ships
Okay, so I don't have any crazy musical quirks, but I am very experienced in working with people and creating a welcoming, safe space for the people around me! I have attended and ran summer camps for the last 5 summers, so I know how it feels to be anxious about meeting new people, and worried about hiding your imperfections from them. The experience I have bringing youths together in cabins directly translates to better communication with students, and my time spent planning and running camp programs means that I am no stranger to preparation. Don't worry, I am on your team!
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher