John Robinson Woodwind
Clarinet and Saxophone Lessons
I have been a full time professional clarinet player with Opera North in the UK for over twenty years, and now I play clarinet with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. During my time in the UK I taught at Huddersfield University, worked on education projects through Opera North, and taught privately.
Now that I am based in Christchurch, I lead the woodwind specialist music programme at Burnside High School. I also do some teaching for the Outreach Band Programme, have taught at the University of Canterbury and have many private students at my studio in Shirley.
My students have been very successful, I currently have four students studying at UC, and over the last few years I have had many students playing in the Christchurch Youth Orchestra and in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orchestra.
I enjoy teaching at all levels, whether it be getting a beginner off to a good start or the challenge of a post graduate university student.