Welcome Sam Gill

Dr Sam Gill, saxophone & clarinet teacher at Jazz Workshop Australia

It is with uniquely great pleasure that we welcome 2023 Freedman Jazz finalist Sam Gill to the JWA teaching faculty. Sam will be teaching saxophone and clarinet from Term 1, 2024. Sam Gill is a highly regarded teacher, a superlative performing artist, and an accomplished academic. He is quite happy to take dedicated students of any age or level. We are currently accepting applications to study with Sam Gill on saxophone or clarinet.

Sam Gill is a graduate of the jazz performance undergraduate course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he has recently completed a PhD researching improvisation-based learning methodologies.

Sam has developed a range of teaching experience, working as a private instrumental tutor, composition tutor and ensemble director at primary and high school levels. He has also given a number of guest lectures in tertiary education settings. He is a passionate educator with a strong focus on tailoring educational material to the unique needs and interests of each student, whether they be beginning their instrumental journey, preparing an HSC or audition program, or developing their approach to jazz improvisation. He takes a holistic approach to instrumental tuition, encouraging students to develop aural skills, improvisational creativity and musical understanding, in addition to instrumental technique.

Sam has performed with a number of Australia’s most acclaimed improvisers including Chris Abrahams, Simon Barker, Sandy Evans, Andrea Keller, Matt McMahon and Phil Slater. He leads his own bands Coursed Waters and Scattered, and plays with the collectives Microfiche and Mind On Fire. He was a finalist in the 2023 Freedman Jazz Fellowship.

Learn more about Sam Gill and his musical projects at his website Sam Gill Music.

Apply now for saxophone or clarinet lessons with Sam Gill.

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