Guitar, Piano, Musicianship
Quentin Angus is a guitarist, composer, professor, and educator who grew up in Eden Valley, in South Australia. He has toured the world as a band leader and side-man in Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Romania, Turkey, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including performances at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2016), Montreux International Jazz Festival (2013), Adelaide International Guitar Festival (2009), Jazz Hoeilaart Festival (2011/2013), Bucharest International Jazz Festival (2012), and EUROPAfest (2012).
His extensive performance experience is matched with over 10 years of teaching at universities and colleges, music centres, special music schools, primary schools, high schools, and privately. This includes 5 years of experience teaching Suzuki piano, and formal certification in the Suzuki method. Quentin always strives to make his lessons as enjoyable as possible, keeping the students interests and aspirations a key part of the lessons, while also making sure that the student is taught the many essential skills of becoming a musician.
Quentin holds a PhD (Awarded with a Deans Commendation), a Masters Degree from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music (NY), and graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide, where he studied 2 years of instrumental pedagogy.
He is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the City University of New York, the author of five transcription books of Gilad Hekselman Improvisations; 'Homes', 'This Just In', ‘Split-Life’, ‘Words Unspoken’ and ‘Hearts Wide Open’, has been published by MelBay Publications, Jazz Heaven, the NZMiC music journal, and has presented research papers at music conferences in New Zealand and Australia.