MAURICE VICTOR - DIRECTOR, GUITAR, JAZZ THEORY, BASS & UKULELE
Born in Melbourne, Maurice graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music (Professional Music) from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA (www.berklee.edu), and an Advanced Certificate in Music Performance (Jazz/Pop), Box Hill TAFE (www.boxhill.edu.au), Melbourne, Australia. He also has a BEc. (Economics), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Currently, Maurice gigs with "None of Your Business", playing a variety of Rock, Blues and Dance music from the 50's to the present.
Returning home after almost 10 years abroad, Maurice has gigged extensively in the USA, Europe, Mexico and Australia, playing guitar in a wide variety of settings. He has also taught in the studio setting for many years in America and Australia. The small ensemble setting is his focus, using music history, Jazz theory, harmony and ear training as a basis for teaching. Whether you play Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Contemporary or World Music, you can expand your playing skills with the 30 years of music experience and musicianship Maurice has to offer.
JONATHAN FLETCHER - ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS & UKULELE
Jon began his musical journey at 9 years of age, when he started to learn Classical Guitar in Mexico. Ten years later, Jon’s eclectic musical taste has led him through a myriad of genres, from Progressive Metal to Modern Jazz.
Lessons centre around learning music the student is interested in, whilst developing efficient practice routines, solid technique, an understanding of Music Theory and a good ear.
Jon completed VCE Music Performance (Contemporary Guitar), and was selected as both House Music Captain and Senior Stage Band Captain at McKinnon Secondary College in 2018. He was accepted into the Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) at Monash University.
Now Jon is expanding towards a career in psychology, and remains as passionate as ever about music.
JOSH ANTMANN - GUITAR & UKULELE
Josh Antmann is an up and coming Melbourne guitarist with a wide range of performance and teaching experience. He has been playing since the age of 13, and has completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) at Monash University. Josh was taught by some of Melbourne's most established musicians such as Steve Magnusson, Mike Jordan, Paul Williamson, James Sherlock & Jordan Murray. He participated in overseas units based in New York and Italy, where he learned from and performed with some of the Jazz giants of today such as Lenny White, Chris Potter & Gregoire Maret.
Josh is currently in the Melbourne-based band Headphones Jones, a high energy 9 piece Funk/Afrobeat/Latin outfit that gets dance floors moving and grooving. He also has experience performing Jazz in a wide range of settings such as singer/guitar duos and saxophone quartets.
Lessons with Josh always have the same focus; having fun, experimenting and improving. He has years of teaching experience and can cater to all ages, skill levels and stylistic approaches of the student.
All genres welcome!All genres welcome!