About Marlene

Marlene is a classically trained clarinetist and saxophonist. She studied Clarinst and Saxophone during her school years in Sydneh and was part of the NSW State Wind Band. She then studied composition at the ANU School of Music and Monash University and further continued her studies by participating in festivals in New York, Italy and the UK.


As a performer Marlene specialises in contemporary electro-acoustic compositions and has played in many venues across Australia. Since moving to Canberra her focus has been on smaller solo and chamber performance. Marlene is also passionate about supporting new music in Australia and on the board of the Tilde New Music and Sound Art Festival which is held biannually in Melbourne.

As a teacher, Marlene encourages her students to play music they enjoy, and to listen as widely as possible to all types of musical genres, eras and cultural heritages. She believes music is meant to be enjoyed by everyone and loves teaching people of all ages and abilities. Marlene encourages her students to challenge themselves and try music they might not already be familiar with. And to play and gig as much as they can!

Lessons with Marlene

Individual lessons with Marlene are available at Lyneham Primary School and ACTAM Studios in Fyshwick.

Contact us for availability and fee information.