Instrumental Teaching

Nathan has had many years of experience teaching saxophone and clarinet to students of all abilities from beginner to tertiary levels. 

As an educator, Nathan strives to teach students a diverse range of musical styles whilst encouraging technical improvements and guiding maturity of musicality.
Currently based in Sydney, Australia, Nathan has teaching studios at the following schools:

  •     Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Open Academy & Foundation Program
  •     University of New South Wales
  •     Moriah College
  •     Emanuel School
  •     Sydney Girls High School
  •     Sydney Boys High School
  •     Barker College
  •     Parramatta High School
  •     Private Studio @ Play, Wind Brass (Annandale)

Nathan is available for lessons at these studios as well as one-off lessons to assist students with auditions, HSC and AMEB preparations. For more information on lessons please email Nathan using the form on the Contact page. Further information on my teaching studio can be found here:

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As well as private instrumental tutoring, Nathan is available for music camp tutoring and sectional workshops (saxophone and clarinet). In these sessions, Nathan aims to provide quality education with an emphasis on demonstrating good musical technique to students, whilst working on relevant band material. 

Schools below have recently engaged Nathan as a music tutor:

  • The Arts Unit
  • James Ruse Agricultural High School
  • Newington College
  • Central Coast Conservatorium 
  • International Grammar School
  • Yamaha Connect (regional)
  • Danebank Girls School
  • Meriden Anglican Girls School
  • Kegworth Primary School
  • Double Bay Primary School
  • North Sydney Demonstration School
  • Lane Cove West Primary School


In conjunction with instrumental tuition, Nathan has also been a conductor and ensemble director for a range of school wind and jazz ensembles. Current conducting positions held. 

Sydney Conservatorium of Music  
 SCM Open Academy Saxophone Quartet (2013 to present)
Sydney Girls High School
Jazz Band (2014 to present)
Jazz Orchestra (2016 to present)
 Saxophone Ensemble (2002 to present)
Sydney Boys High School
 Saxophone Ensemble (2012 to present)
Senior Concert Band

As an experienced conductor and ensemble coach, Nathan has worked as a relief conductor in the following ensembles:


Sydney Conservatorium of Music 
Saxophone Orchestra
Central Coast Conservatorium
 Primary Wind Ensemble 
Saxophone Quartet
Sydney Girls High School
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Musical Pit Orchestra
2006 China Tour Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Sydney Boys High School
Music camp concert band
Senior Concert Band
2015 USA Tour Band
International Grammar School
Kelly Street Band (Primary Concert Band)
Yr. 4 Training Band
Symphonic Winds
North Sydney Boys High School
Junior Concert Band
Northern Beaches Secondary College (Balgowlah Boys Campus)
Saxophone Ensemble (2015 to present)
Jazz Improvisation Group (2015 to present)
International Grammar School
  Senior Stage Band (2008 to present)
    Junior Jazz Band  (2011 to present)
    Jazz Combo (2012 to present)