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#2166558 - 10/15/13 08:58 AM Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia
KenniKay Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Australia
Hi Guys! not sure if this is the correct section to post this in. But I was wondering if there's anyone here from around Sydney, Australia that would be able to recommend a Jazz piano teacher for me.

I started playing classical piano when I was 5, (and stopped taking lessons when I was 18), but now I want to learn Jazz. I'm finding it quite hard to find teachers that specialise in Jazz piano or I just don't know where to look. If anyone is able to recommend someone I'd really appreciate it!

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#2166912 - 10/15/13 11:26 PM Re: Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia [Re: KenniKay]
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Registered: 05/15/07
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Loc: Down Under
Hi Kennikay. There's a member here called custard apple who is [1] from sydney, and [2] into jazz piano. He might have some ideas. You could perhaps send him a PM (private message).
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#2166913 - 10/15/13 11:29 PM Re: Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia [Re: KenniKay]
currawong Offline
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Here is his profile.
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#2166991 - 10/16/13 04:18 AM Re: Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia [Re: KenniKay]
Rebecca Piano Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Hi Kenni, I go to the con in Sydney... I know a few people who might be able to help, will PM them to you once I get some details smile

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#2166996 - 10/16/13 04:51 AM Re: Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia [Re: KenniKay]
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Registered: 12/11/09
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Thank you currawong for your input into the issue of a jazz teacher in Sydney.

I can understand your difficulty ken which I also experienced a few years ago. Jazz teachers here, generally speaking, tend to be fusion or Latin.
My teacher since May is Mark Polishook who is a wonderful teacher in all genres of jazz.
He also accepts beginners in jazz such as myself.
I skype with Mark, the time difference is actually good since we began daylight saving.
I attach Mark's web-site.
http://www.polishookstudio.com/

He is also a member on this forum if you would like to send him a PM, alternatively you can email him.

And of great benefit to my jazz is his strong grounding in classical technique and theory. That's great you have the background in classical.

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#2167047 - 10/16/13 08:00 AM Re: Looking for Jazz teacher in Sydney Australia [Re: KenniKay]
KenniKay Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Australia
Thanks for the replies everyone!

Thanks custard for recommending Mark. Had a read of his website and Mark definitely seems like a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher. I'm just a bit tentative with skype lessons, probably because I've grown up and gotten used to taking lessons in-person. BUT I'll definately keep it in mind as an option seeing as you seem to be very happy with it laugh

And thanks rebecca and currawong for helping out laugh

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