Vermont South VIC, Australia
Saxophone Lessons | VCE Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Honours)
- Pricing: $70/hour, $40/half hour
- Styles: Classical, AMEB
- Suitability: Ages 7+, beginner to advanced
Jason Ji is a Chinese-Australian saxophonist based in Melbourne, currently undertaking his Bachelor of Music Honours (Performance) at the Melbourne Conservatorium. He began playing saxophone at the age of twelve after short stints of learning piano, violin, and clarinet. His passion for the classical saxophone later developed throughout his tertiary studies with Dr. Joseph Lallo and Martin Hemingway.
Jason is an avid chamber musician, being involved in many of the Melbourne Conservatorium’s saxophone quartets, including Odyssey Saxes, 4AM Saxophone Quartet, and now the Ocean Saxophone Quartet. His chamber groups have attended and performed at various international saxophone events, including the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Bangkok (2019), the Singapore Saxophone Symposium (2019), as well as performing annually at the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival. He has also seen regular performances with the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Concert Band and Saxophone Ensemble, as well as the Australian New Goldberg Orchestra.
As a Beijing-born saxophonist, Jason loves exploring aspects of Chinese identity through sharing music written by composers of Chinese heritage. It is his goal to bring this music, as well as classical music in general to wider audiences, in order to express thoughts, ideas, and create experiences that cannot be expressed through words alone.
As a specialist in classical saxophone and recent graduate from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (tutelage of Dr Joseph Lallo and Martin Hemingway), Jason is equipped with a wealth of knowledge gained through masterclasses with renowned international saxophonists such as Nikita Zimin (RUS), Vincent David (FRA) and Philippe Geiss (FRA). He applies what he has learnt with his students whilst adapting to each learner’s personality and musical progress, ensuring that his students not only develop musically but also enjoy the process.
Lessons will mainly be taught at my home in Vermont South or online over Zoom. Lessons at students’ homes can be arranged for an additional cost. Lessons will primarily be taught in English, however communication in Mandarin Chinese is also available.
Do not hesitate to contact me by email or text with any further questions!