Friday, October 6, 2017 between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Highvale Primary School (Glen Waverley)

This day is for all clarinet and saxophone students who range from Beginners to AMEB Grade 4 standard. Students will spend the day as part of an ensemble, led by two qualified single reed teachers.  Activities will include:

#          Workshops on breathing, tonguing and other techniques

#          Playing great music in small and large ensembles

#          Making new friends who play clarinet and saxophone

#          Showcasing the day’s activities in an open session for family and friends at the end of the day

Students need to bring their own lunch, snacks and a music stand to the day

About Ben Snowdon and Ben Nieukerk

Ben Snowdon is a clarinet and saxophone teacher with experience with students from primary to adult age.  He currently teaches at Glen Waverley Secondary College and at Blackburn Primary School where he coordinates the program and conducts the training band. Ben Niewkerk is a versatile  saxophonist and educator who has performed across a wide range of genres.  These include the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, X-Factory star Dean Ray as part of Copperhead Brass Band, and Monash Academy Orchestra.  Ben studied both jazz and classical performance at Monash University and performs regularly with Copperhead Brass Band and Soul Cupcake.

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