My Teaching

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls”

Joseph Campbell

I teach...

 Clarinet, Saxophone, Creative music making (Composition and Improvisation)

My students have said...

"Margery Smith's 'relevant to the times' approach to teaching has brought out things in my musical ability that I was told would take year to develop"

"Years after my study with Margery Smith I still benefit from her intuitive understanding fo music and instrumental technique"

"Margery Smith is an encouraging, patient and dedicated teacher. Under her guidance, I built up my confidence as a performer and musician"

My aims as a teacher…

To foster individual creativity…creativity is the core of my teaching practice

My philosophy as a teacher is to explore and facilitate the musical potential that exists in all people. I work as a mentor with my students, developing creative solutions to musical problems. 

Teaching Strengths

Developing efficient practice techniques

Creating your own great sound

Developing your musical understanding, that 'aha' moment!

Teaching experience includes...

The Australian Institute of Music-Head of Classical Performance

The University of Newcastle-Lecturer in Clarinet & Saxophone

Sydney Conservatorium of Music-Lecturer in Clarinet & Saxophone

Barker College

Workshops in improvisation and creative music making

Performance experience includes...

Principal Clarinet-Orchestra Victoria

Associate Principal Clarinet-The Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra

Associate Principal Clarinet-Sydney Symphony

Chamber music, including Continuum Sax, The Seymour Group

Collaborative projects

 
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