My lessons are fun and as casual as possible. Depending on your goal in studying with me I will design your lessons so we reach that goal while working at a pace most suitable for you. From kids participating in school band programs to adults and teens wanting to learn Jazz, Blues or Pop I will create individual lesson plans to suite your learning style. AMEB on request.
I am a professional Jazz and Blues performer of over 20years. I gained a Bachelor of Music (Performance) later in life and have been teaching sax and flute as well as music theory, history and performance skills since graduating in 2013.
* Fees may be negotiated for special cases.
* I prefer to teach from my studio as all my resources are at my fingertips. I can consider travelling for group lessons and institutions.
Creative saxophone and flute teacher for all ages of beginner and intermediate levels. Exploring teaching and learning for students with learning difficulties. Patient and empathetic, realistic goals are easily achievable producing positive outcomes. Coaching also available in music theory & history, performance skills, music business, critical reading & writing for tertiary studies.
Private Studio Teacher 2014 to present.
Supporting year 4 - 6 students participating in local school band programs. Reinforcing band leaders’ instructions, ideas and concepts including group participation.
Emphasis on developing creativity while exploring melody, scales, rhythm and basic chord concepts. Encouraging focus and good practice regime to develop sight reading, timing and tone as well as developing air stream control and articulation.
Care and maintenance of instrument.
Lessons for adults follow a similar structure incorporating ear training, form & structure, improvisational concepts with additional coaching as is relevant to their personal goals and preference of musical genres.
Much FUN !
Freelance performer and recording artist - sax, flute & vocals. Arranging for small sections. Sibelius, Pro Tools and Logic Pro software. Studio and live sound engineering. Graphic design. Sales and marketing. Tour management. Working With Children Number (above) and First Aid Certificate.
Australian International Conservatorium of Music (AICM now AMPA).
Bachelor of Music (Performance) 2013.
22 x High Distinction.
19 x Distinction.
7 x Credit.
2013 Student of the Year
Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Open Academy) 2009
Certificates of Achievement.
Music Fundamentals 1.
Music Fundamentals 2.
Music Fundamentals 3.
Southern Cross University 2009.
Statement of Academic Record.
Academic Study Skills. Distinction
Introduction to University Studies. Distinction
Preparing for Study in Arts High . High Distinction
Cheltenham Girls High School Year 10
Pymble Ladies College Years 7 to 9
Beecroft Primary School Years K to 6
Sax and Woodwind: June 2016 - June 2018
Admin Assistant and Customer Service.
Diabetes NSW - May 2014 - June 2016
Customer Service Representative.
Captain Cook Cruises: June 2007 - May 2014
Dinner Cruise Entertainer. (Duo with Pianist)
Customer Service and passenger safety.
Promotion of products and services.
Continual expansion or repertoire.
Captain Cook Cruises: July 2007 - May 2014
Harbour Cruise Commentator. (Sightseeing)
Customer service and passenger safety.
Ongoing research for commentary material - current and historical.
Ticket sales and upgrades.
Promotion of products and services.
Viv - Adult sax student.
“Janet is a great teacher. She creates inspiring, interesting and fun lessons. She has a wealth of experience playing the saxophone and is well connected. In addition to teaching the sax she has been instrumental in teaching me theory.
As a student with a visual disability Janet has not shied away from some of the difficulties presented because of my lack of vision. She has tried many strategies and done lots of research to facilitate my learning the saxophone.
Janet is a thoughtful and caring teacher, who believes playing the saxophone should be fun.”
Gina - Parent of Y6 sax student.
Janet is one of life’s lucky finds. Her passion for music extends into her teaching, and she has succeeded in kindling the love of the sax in my daughter. I’ve been particularly impressed by how hard she works to find the best way to teach the individual. Janet doesn’t just follow a formula or work through lesson plans, she gets to know her students and tailors her approach to best benefit them.
I also appreciate that Janet is a “whole person” kind of teacher. No matter what mood my child is in when I drop her off, Janet welcomes her, takes the time to talk through the day with her, and I invariably find my daughter happy, confident and optimistic when I pick her up an hour later. Very impressive!
I feel that Janet isn’t just teaching my daughter to play notes, she’s teaching her to love playing, and I am grateful to have found her.
Jo - Parent of Y8 sax student.
"Janet has a rare ability to connect with students, inspiring and motivating them to push the boundaries of their talents, all whilst ensuring the learning process is fun.”
Tomas, age 9.
‘I think my flute teacher, Janet is really good. She explains what I’m meant to do and makes it fun. She’s really nice. She taught me notes on the piano and flute. She also helped me to write a piece of music. Usually I don’t want to go to lessons ‘cause I want to stay home and relax but after I’ve seen Janet I always come out with a big smile on my face because I’m having fun!’
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Paul - Father of Y4 Flute Student
“I am very pleased to recommend Flute and Saxophone teacher Janet Levy.
Janet Levy is an outstanding Flute teacher. I am extremely pleased with how well my daughter both plays the Flute and is starting to understand music theory. Janet makes learning Flute fun and interesting. Her teaching style is the perfect balance of friendly and encouraging, yet very professional with an emphasis on progress. She sets high expectations and inspires her students through her own love of music. I would highly recommend Janet to any student wanting to take the next steps in their musical journey.”
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