Alexandra has been tutoring at Marshall Laing since 2020. She has been playing guitar for many years and recently passed her Grade 7 level in classical guitar and studying towards Grade 8 . Alexandra attends Auckland Univeristy studying physiology. She tutors guitar Saturday mornings at our school.
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.