Trumpet lessons are available with Deven Rahman, Bernice Tesara, 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 Bernice, can give classical and band trumpet lessons along with jazz. Bernice 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 is an experienced trumpet teacher equally at home teaching jazz or classical repertoire, including exam preparation.
He is an in-demand session player, compser-in-residence for the South Coast Big Band, lead trumpet in the the Sydney Conservatorium Big Band and former lead trumpet of the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO). He has 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.
Bernice Tesara – trumpet teacher
Bernice is an wonderful trumpeter, educator and composer. Experienced in teaching jazz and classical music, she has worked with primary and high school students, adults and jazz combos. She is invested in creating an individualised approach for each student, acknowledging that learning is different for each person. Bernice gives trumpet lessons at JWA Monday to Thursday.
As a performer Bernice has collaborated with artists such as Will Vinson, G Flip and Yan Collazo, and leads jazz quintet the Return of the Bern. She plays professionally in a variety of settings on the Sydney scene, including pop, commercial music and salsa as well as jazz.
All of the teachers at the Jazz Workshop can give lessons in jazz improvisation to any student, regardless of their instrument. Dr Saul Richardson specialises in teaching improvisation to beginners and young players. Other JWA teachers, such as Gavin Ahearn and Peter Farrar offer coaching to advanced students and professional players.
What’s the best way to learn jazz and jazz improvisation? Learn more about our famous jazz combos program.