Kensington Mews, Waterloo NSW, Australia
Clarinet Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, HSC Music Exam Preparation, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: Bmus(honours), Professional clarinetist (Royal Australian Navy Band)
- Pricing: $60-30 mins lesson, $80-45 mins lesson or $100-1 hour lesson
- Styles: classical, traditional.
- Suitability: Ages 8-90. Levels: Beginner to university
Teaching since 2013- I have taught students from the ages of 8 to 90 taking students from beginner to the very high standards required for a university level musician. My extensive performing career means the lessons taught in the studio are passed on through years of development and experience.
I am a professional clarinetist in the Royal Australian Navy Band leading my section since February 2018.
In my younger years I was awarded a full tuition music scholarship at Christian College, Geelong and have performed in various ensembles Including the Australian Youth Orchestra. Throughout the years I have held Principal positions in ensembles such as the Geelong Concert Band, Monash University Wind Symphony, Monash Academy Symphony Orchestra. Currently I am a reservist for Orchestra Victoria and Principle clarinet of the Royal Australian Navy Band in Melbourne holding the position of Clarinet Section Leader.
I’ve been a Finalist in the Australian Classical Music Competition (Regional) 2012 also having won the South Street Woodwind Soloist (Under 18) in 2012, and a performing in Top Class 2013. In 2015 I was a finalist in the Clasax Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition celebrating 200 years and returned to win the Competition in 2017, In the same year also winning the Margaret Sutherland bursary Competition.
“Learning the clarinet was what got me through during a challenging time in my life, learning to use my whole body to express myself through this instrument musically is the skill that I used to develop and navigate the rest of my life with. Teaching is my means of sharing all of the gifts that this art has to offer so that you can enjoy and experience life the best way possible.”
Constantine Karatenislis is a sought after clarinetist and teacher/mentor, when Constantine is not performing he runs a growing clarinet studio passing on valuable lessons earned through years of blood sweat and tears. Methods of passing on knowledge can include group lessons, one on one lessons, masterclasses and seminars. As an educator Constantine hopes to inspire individuals to develop their inner voice through their instrument by gaining the confidence in their ability to one day master their art. Students are taught how to apply the lessons learned through the mastering of their craft to every other area of life thus making instrumental music an interdisciplinary activity.