Simon Charles

Music Teacher
Computer Music, Saxophone


I am a composer and saxophonist based in Melbourne’s inner north. I have a background in classical music, and perform new and experimental music. I also compose experimental music for various ensembles.

I have experience teaching young beginner saxophone students to tertiary students. As well as teaching privately, I teach saxophone and direct ensembles at Ivanhoe Grammar School. In my position at Ivanhoe Grammar I have also undertaken recording projects with students, and run professional development sessions for staff in various music technologies.

I hold a Masters’ degree from the VCA in composition and performance, and I am able to teach composition, saxophone, music theory, aural skills, analysis, music notation software (Finale), audio editing software (Reaper, Logic and Pro tools). I am also able to work collaboratively with advanced students, looking to clarify direction in their own practice.

My Masters’ degree research explored Ideokinesis as a way to develop practice strategies in performance, which is a method to enhance movement efficiency (similar to Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais). I am also interested in exploring ways that composition can represent structures for the perception of sound, which I explore through electro-acoustic and notated works.

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Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne East, Melbourne Inner, Melbourne North

Teacher's Studio

Instruments and Subjects

Computer Music, Saxophone

Aural Training, Composition, Digital and Electronic Music Production, Theory

Styles and Specialities

Classical, Computer

AMEB Exams, Composition, Improvisation, Technique

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

MMus (composition/saxophone) BMus (composition)


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Last updated: 26-Sep-2017 11:11 AM

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