Alexandra has recently joined us as a guitar tutor on Saturday mornings.
Dr Kevin Mendousse has been teaching classical guitar at Marshall Laing Music School since 2019. Originally from France, where he graduated summa cum laude with a PhD from Paris-Sorbonne University, Kevin is a Suzuki-trained classical guitarist and registered teacher of both classical guitar and music theory. A passionate teacher who loves to see his students not only develop as instrumentalists but also grow as musicians, Kevin is an equally impassioned guitarist holding a DipMusPerf with distinction from Trinity College London. Previously featured as a Guest Artist to the Classic Guitar Society of Auckland, he also enjoys reaching out to wider community groups for, “without music, life would be a mistake” (Nietzsche).
The classic guitar has been a lifelong passion for me and I enjoy passing my knowledge on to young people. I have a strong focus on technical development because I believe that technique is the foundation of the art. I have had a long involvement in teaching in both the primary and secondary sectors and I have a background in solo and ensemble performing.