Simon Charles

Music Teacher

Contact Details

0400 180 034


Profile Summary

I am a saxophonist and composer based in Parkville. I work as an instrumental teacher at Ivanhoe Grammar School, and teach privately at home. Many the students I teach have opted to do AMEB exams; others simply learn for the enjoyment of playing. Beginner students are welcome.

I have completed a Bachelor of Music at Melbourne University and Masters of Music Performance (saxophone/composition) at the VCA. I also accept advanced students, especially those interested enhancing technical facility.

I also teach composition to students in secondary and tertiary levels. These lessons focus on various aspects of compositional craft, aural skills and music theory.

In all my teaching, I consider the best way forward for an individual student, and aim to provide the clearest possible instruction one step at a time. This applies to beginner students in developing a technical foundation on their instrument, to more advanced students in realising very particular goals.

The emphasis of my creative work is a composer, and in producing work that is unique in its stylistic statement. I am interested in contiuning to develop various aspects of this craft in ever greater depth and rigor, and which continually re-evaluates the language through which it is devised. 

I also love to play and love to improvise.



Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne East, Melbourne Inner, Melbourne North

Teacher's Studio

Instruments and Subjects


Aural Training, Composition, Theory

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications And Experience

MMus (composition/saxohpone)


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Last updated: 10-May-2016 05:16 PM

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