Clarinet lessons cost from $41/half hour and $80/hour for weekly lessons, paid in advance. Lessons are available on Monday and Tuesday. All levels and ages of student are welcome, including those preparing for HSC and university auditions. Exams are available to clarinet students through the JWA Jazz Assessment Syllabus. ABRSM Exams are also available to those who really want them, though we usually recommend an individualised course of study instead.
Marty Wieczorek, B.Mus; BPsych (hons), ATCL
Martin Wieczorek is acclaimed as one of Sydney’s most outstanding young jazz clarinetists and saxophonists. Marty completed his Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and was the recipient of both the Brett Lockyer Scholarship and the Ewa Malewicz Scholarship for outstanding performance. As a versatile member of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, first as a classical clarinetist then as a jazz multi-instrumentalist, Marty appeared with the likes of Kate Ceberano, Daryl Somers and James Morrison. He has also completed his Associate of Trinity College London for classical performance on the clarinet.
Marty is a performer and composer wo has performed his original works at Australia’s top venues including 505, the Seymour Centre, KULCHA, the Ellington, and the Perth Concert Hall, and has toured his music nationally. He has also appeared with some of Sydney’s most respected jazz musicians including Aaron Flower, Evan Mannell and Darren Heinrich.
Marty has been teaching clarinet and saxophone to students of all levels for a decade, with many of his students excelling at competitions and exams.
In addition to his strong musical background, Marty also has a degree in psychology with first class honours from the University of Sydney, holds a Certificate in Small Business Management, and is active as an advocate for professional musicians in the Media, Entertainment & Art Alliance (MEAA). He also actively supports various charity and community organisations such as Oxfam, GetUp and The Greens. He has even worked as a volunteer in an orphanage in Bolivia.
Matthew Ottignon, B.Mus Hons (Jazz)
Matthew Ottignon was born in London, grew up in New Zealand, and graduated at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with first class Honours. He has been performing since the age of 13. In addition to clarinet, he also plays the tenor alto and soprano saxes as well as flute. He has been part of the Sydney jazz scene for many years now, adding his individual clarinet and tenor sounds to many bands. Some of the musicians Matthew has performed with are Lou Reed, Mike Nock, Jackie Orszackzy, James Morrison, John Pochee and Phil Slater. Matthew can be seen performing in trio Informal Troupe, Java Quartet, Exotica, the Space Cadets, the Splinter Orchestra, the Hipstones, Monseiur Camembert, and Mucho Mambo.