Tessa Bodenham began studying classical clarinet and saxophone at an early age. After completing VCE music she studied jazz and contemporary music at NMIT. She has had experience teaching both primary and secondary students, as well as adults and recently completed a Diploma of Secondary Education. Tessa regularly performs in bands, ranging from a Big Band to Bazillion duets. Her love and dedication to music, together with her classical education and contemporary approach to interpretation has produced an experienced and highly flexible musician, with the ability to integrate successfully across a diverse range of performance environments.