Masterclasses and Equipment Talks
Nathan has presented at various masterclasses and clinics throughout Australia. Masterclass venues include; Saxophone Academy Sydney, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australian Institute of Music, Bathurst Conservatorium, Orange Conservatorium, Mitchell Conservatorium, Coffs Harbour, Batemans Bay, Young Conservatorium, Murray Conservatorium and the Cooma Music School. He has also presented numerous presentations and demonstrations on saxophone equipment.
If you are interested in engaging Nathan to take a masterclass at your school or present a saxophone equipment talk, please send an email with the details of your requirements.
Free Improvisation Workshops
Free improvisation is a great musical tool that assists in developing ensemble skills and compositional skills. The main difference between jazz improvisation and free improvisation is just that.....it is free of any musical constraints, and limited only by your imagination. Being a performer of improvised music, Nathan has developed a method for teaching the fundamentals of free improvisation that assists musicians to develop their own understanding of this musical concept and to embrace it as a useful tool.
He offers group workshops that provide a simple and detailed breakdown of how free improvisation works. Participants are actively engaged in short group improvisations based on the concepts of music. Although students may not use this skill, they always enjoy the experience of creating, while exploring new musical possibilities with their peers. Free improvisation has also proven to be an effective tool for composition - particularly for HSC music students who may not have wide experiences in music composition.
Nathan's improvisation workshops are tailored to the needs of the students participating (school or tertiary students) and can easily be tailored to fit into any course curriculum, e.g. the concepts for music for school students.
Cost: The fee for improvisation workshops varies depending on its duration, travel and any particular special requirements.
If you are interested in engaging Nathan to present this workshop at your school, please send an email with the details of your requirements.