Trumpet lessons are available with Deven Rahman and Amy Fox, at the JWA Studio in St Leonards /Crows Nest.
Students of all ages and standards are welcome. JWA welcomes students of both jazz and classical trumpet. Students of classical trumpet and those interested in sitting exams are also welcome. Our teachers, Deven and Amy, can give classical and band trumpet lessons along with jazz. Amy and Deven are happy to teach beginners and adults. Everybody is welcome.
The venue is very close to the station and public transport with easy parking making it easily accessible from all parts of the the north shore, the Sydney CBD and even the inner west, and just minutes away from Chatswood, Artarmon, Neutral Bay, and North Sydney.
Deven Rahman – trumpet teacher
Deven Rahman (B.Mus.) is an experienced trumpet teacher equally at home teaching jazz or classical repertoire, including exam preparation. An acclaimed educator, Deven is one of Australia’s best trumpet teachers. He has the skill, experience, and deep knowledge to teach to the highest level. Deven combines this with the humility, patience, kindness, and educational insight needed for instructing young beginners.
He is an in-demand session player, compser-in-residence for the South Coast Big Band, and is a member of Jason Isaac’s Tuesday Night Jazz Orchestra (TNJO). Deven also plays in the contemporary quartet Strands and leads his own group ‘Devtet”.
Deven’s quality and dedication to craft was evident even in his student days. He held the prized lead trumpet chair in the Sydney Conservatorium Big Band and was former lead trumpet of the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO) in the days when that group was a tertiary ensemble. He studied jazz at the University of NSW with Alister Spence and Sandy Evans, and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As well as big band work, Deven performs professionally as a freelancer in a wide range of jazz, commercial, and pop groups. He is also an award-winning composer and arranger.
Amy Fox – trumpet teacher
We are excited to welcome rising trumpet star Amy Fox as a teacher at Jazz Workshop Australia. Students of all ages can benefit from Amy’s skilful, systematic approach to trumpet teaching, a wonderfully effective approach designed to help you or your child achieve your trumpet-playing goals.
Amy Fox is an accomplished performer whose skill comfortably encompasses both the jazz/contemporary and classical worlds. She can be heard playing at top jazz venues in Sydney like Lazybones Lounge and Miss Celie’s, leading the horn section in prog-punk band Modusfire, or in the North Shore Wind Symphony, or the acclaimed Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra.
Amy is currently studying jazz at Sydney Conservatorium of Music under professors including Phil Slater, Warwick Alder, Andrew Dickeson, and Kevin Hunt. Previously she studied trumpet and jazz performance at Jazz Workshop Australia.
Almost all of the teachers at the Jazz Workshop can give lessons in jazz improvisation to any student, regardless of their instrument. If you’re studying jazz at JWA, then your private lessons will include teaching in jazz improvisation. Lessons also include technique, theory, learning repertoire, music reading, and the other fundamentals of effective music education. Another extremely effective way to learn improvising and playing jazz is through our famous jazz combos, small jazz bands with weekly rehearsals that include structured coaching in impro and all aspects of live jazz playing. Learn more about the JWA jazz combos program for all ages: children, teens, and adults.