Nick Roney

Saxophone Teacher

My musical career begun when I was at primary school and has continued ever since with no break as I have loved it that much. I begun my learning on the saxophone and have since picked up the flute and clarinet as not only a challenge but also so I can play in stage productions.

I have been fortunate enough during my time playing to have travelled across the world and played at locations including Chengdu China who were hosts to the youth bands festival. Additionally, I was also a part of a stage band tour over America; venues included Universal Studios, Disney Land, Knott’s Berry Farm and Pier 39

Currently I am a student at Melbourne University Completing a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Construction Management. There, I am part of the Engineering Music Society and play first chair alto saxophone in their concert band. My greatest achievement there is being asked by the conductor to perform an alto saxophone concerto with orchestra. The music was called Piece En Forme de Habanera and consists of solo saxophone supported by the orchestra underneath for three minutes and ten seconds.

Music is a big part of my life and I enjoy it that way. Along with playing flute saxophone and clarinet in a community band in the last year, I also began small time teaching to sharing all the tips and tricks that I have picked up along my journey..

Testimonials

After one year of keyboard, we were pleasantly surprised how well Christy performed as part of a group in a lovely end of year concert. Christy found further motivation when I finally made time to squeeze in a few private lessons so that she could measure her progress by completing exams. The group and private lessons provide complementary outcomes, by creating a musician who wants to improve and who can play as part of a group. Cath has a caring approach, and there is no pressure to take on private lessons.

Stephanie Mitten

My daughter has been attending Kids on Key through our school for the last 4 years. In this time she has developed a love of music and fostered a wonderful relationship with her music teacher. Kids on Key has provided my daughter with a positive, fun and challenging music program. My daughter is excited to be partaking in her next ANZCA exam for piano this year and I am positive that her love of music and piano is because of the fantastic environment provided by Kids on Key.

Kylie Kibsgaard

My children have been learning keyboard for about 4 years with Kids on Key. I think it is a fantastic program, especially as these classes can be done around school times. My children have learned to read music as well as learn keyboard, both of which I truly believe helps to expand our children’s mind for many other areas of their life, similar to the benefits of learning another language, and Susan is just a wonderful teacher. The opportunity to further the education with exams and grading is there for the students that wish to pursue their instruments further.

Nancy Gibson