Clarinet Lessons

Clarinet lessons are available with Jeremy Rose (all levels), Ben Samuels (all levels), and Kali Gillen (to Grade 8). All levels and ages of student are welcome, including those preparing for HSC and university auditions. Lessons can focus on classical repertoire and exams, or on jazz, or any mix of the two.


You could take clarinet lessons with Jeremy Rose, B.Mus, PhD.

Teacher of jazz & classical clarinet, saxophone, flute, and composition.

Available Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Jeremy Rose is a noted Australian and international saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and recording artist. His projects include acclaimed groups The Strides and The Vampires. He is a two-time participant in the Banf Creative music workshops and is a graduate if the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Rose has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist, BBM Award, and an Australian Postgraduate Award to study for Masters in Music (Composition) with Matthew Hindson at the Sydney Conservatorium.

As a composer, Jeremy has written and received commissions from the Kuring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, SSO Fellowship, Sirens Big Band and Compass Quartet. His 2011 work ‘River Meeting Suite’ on the Compass Quartet album ‘Ode to an Auto Rickshaw’ was a finalist in the 2012 Art Awards for Best Jazz Work.

He is now taking students at the Jazz workshop for clarinet lessons, saxophone, and composition lessons.



Or you could take clarinet lessons with Ben Samuels (B.Mus, hons)

Teacher of jazz & classical saxophone, clarinet, and flute.

Available Mondays.

Ben Samuels is a clarinet and sax teacher with a Bachelors degree in classical woodwind performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and and honours in jazz saxophone from Monash University. He is experienced teaching students from primary school through to adults. He is familiar with the NSW HSC music syllabus and can prepare students for HSC performance. He can also prepare his students for AMEB exams or similar, with good results.

As a performer Ben has played with groups and artists including The Australian Art Orchestra, Sandy Evans, the Splinter Orchestra, and The Monday Club. He also leads his own in-demand group the No!BS Quartet.

Ben is an organised, effective teacher who combines patience and enthusiasm with an easy rapport with his dedicated students. Motivated and highly motivating, Ben is a wonderful teacher. Highly recommended!


You might prefer clarinet lessons with Kali Gillen

Teacher of jazz & classical saxophone, clarinet, and flute.

Available Saturdays.

Kali Gillen is currently completing her B.Mus (Jazz performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has performed as lead alto sax player in the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra and is currently  lead alto in the SIMA Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra, an initiative of the Siren’s Big Band. She also performs professionally as a freelance jazz and commercial musician.

Kali is a wonderful teacher, at once caring and organised, motivating her students to strive for excellence. She equips her charges with the sound technical and theoretical basis that is essential for progress, but also shares a keen and infectious passion for music. You can expect clarinet lessons with Kali to be efficient, focused, and effective.

Whilst jazz is her main focus, Kali has completed her AMEB in saxophone and enjoys performing in a wide variety of styles and ensembles including saxophone quartets, wind ensembles and solo work. She is delighted to teach students through AMEB and other examination syllabi: saxophone to Grade 8, Flute and Clarinet to Grade 3. Beginners are welcomed on any of these instruments.

(+61) 2 9966 5468