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Phil Lambert was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and it was only by chance that he started music. After injuring himself during competitive athletics Phil’s parents decided to fill in this new free time by learning an instrument. Phil’s original plan was to try the Saxophone but his parents had heard that it was more beneficial to start off on the clarinet before moving to the Saxophone, so at the age of 11 Phil started learning the clarinet. This turned out to be a life changing decision with Phil taking to music and the clarinet quickly and within one year had won a music scholarship to the prestigious private school “Christ’s College.” At the school he was encouraged towards all facets of music and furthered his muscial education learning the Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory and Composition. He was lead clarinettist in the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, lead Saxophonist in the Big Band and Jazz Band and was Head of the School Choir competing in national competitions for his school. His love of music was fully cemented and led him to completing his Degree in Music majoring in Composition from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2001. After completing his degree, Phil relocated to Melbourne, Australia where he continued his musical career as a composer, teacher and performer and established his own company “Cloudbreak Music®.” Phil has now composed for Feature Films, Film Trailers, Short Films, Media Projects and TVCs, performed live at various venues, radio stations and appearances on T.V as well as receiving radio play for his compositions along with interviews throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has also built a successful private woodwind teaching business and created the internationally recognised product Classical Fingers®.

Educator

Phil has been teaching Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute since he was 18 and has now been teaching for 18 years. His love of woodwind instruments has allowed him to share his knowledge and skill with over 80 students throughout New Zealand and Australia during this time. His students range from 8 years old - 70 years old and all receive one-on- one private tuition at his Studio in Kensington. Phil believes this is crucial as it not only establishes a bond between teacher and student, but it allows him to personally focus solely on each student’s needs at the particular level they are at; “Every student is different so every lesson needs to be tailored to suit their ability and potential.”  Phil gets great satisfaction from teaching and specialises in Practical Music Exams, Theory and Improvisation. He prides himself on maintaining an average of A grades for his students’ exams adopting the approach of encouraging his students to perform their exams rather than just turn up and complete what is simply required. Music is about communication so Phil believes it is important for every student to develop their own voice within their playing.

Inventor of Classical Fingers

During Phil’s years of teaching woodwind he encountered numerous players, both beginners and advanced, that naturally played the clarinet by lifting their fingers too high off the keys. As a result, this would often lead them to miss keys and not play as smoothly as they potentially could. As a teaching technique he started using a pencil to hover over his students' fingers to prevent them from lifting too high from the keys of the clarinet, adopting the theory that if their fingers had less distance to travel they were more likely to play smoother and more accurately. By doing this he realised he could train their fingers to stay in the correct position through muscle memory and in return, every student started improving at a quicker rate. Since this discovery Phil continued to use the “pencil” technique but noticed that without this help at home most students would resort back to their bad technique during the week or after holidays. Frustrated by this he decided to take action and create a guard that would cover the essential keys of the clarinet that the student could not only use in the lesson but at home. In 2011 Phil started developing a prototype that his students could use on a more regular basis away from the lesson and in 2014 the evolution of Classical Finegrs was finally realised. Since its release, Classical Fingers has now been sold to 26 countries including to: Teachers, Students, Stores, Universities, High Schools and Distributors. It has also won various Design Awards and has been exhibited in Australia, Korea and Frankfurt. Phil is currently devloping Classical Fingers for the Flute and will be exhibiting at NAMM in the USA in January 2016. 
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phil lambert

About Phil Lambert was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and it was only by chance that he started music. After injuring himself during competitive athletics Phil’s parents decided to fill in this new free time by learning an instrument. Phil’s original plan was to try the Saxophone but his parents had heard that it was more beneficial to start off on the clarinet before moving to the Saxophone, so at the age of 11 Phil started learning the clarinet. This turned out to be a life changing decision with Phil taking to music and the clarinet quickly and within one year had won a music scholarship to “Christ’s College.” At the school he was encouraged towards all facets of music and furthered his muscial education learning the Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory and Composition. He was lead clarinettist in the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, lead Saxophonist in the Big Band and Jazz Band and was Head of the School Choir competing in national competitions for his school. His love of music was fully cemented and led him to completing his Degree in Music majoring in Composition from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2001. After completing his degree, Phil relocated to Melbourne, Australia where he continued his musical career as a composer, teacher and performer and established his own company “Cloudbreak Music®.” Phil has now composed for Feature Films, Film Trailers, Short Films, Media Projects and TVCs, performed live at various venues, radio stations and appearances on T.V as well as receiving radio play for his compositions along with interviews throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has also built a successful private woodwind teaching business and created the internationally recognised product Classical Fingers®.

Educator

Phil has been teaching Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute since he was 18 and has now been teaching for 18 years. His love of woodwind instruments has allowed him to share his knowledge and skill with over 80 students throughout New Zealand and Australia during this time. His students range from 8 years old - 70 years old and all receive one-on-one private tuition at his Studio in Kensington. Phil believes this is crucial as it not only establishes a bond between teacher and student, but it allows him to personally focus solely on each student’s needs at the particular level they are at; “Every student is different so every lesson needs to be tailored to suit their ability and potential.”  Phil gets great satisfaction from teaching and specialises in Practical Music Exams, Theory and Improvisation. He prides himself on maintaining an average of A grades for his students’ exams adopting the approach of encouraging his students to perform their exams rather than just turn up and complete what is simply required. Music is about communication so Phil believes it is important for every student to develop their own voice within their playing.

Inventor of Classical Fingers

During Phil’s years of teaching woodwind he encountered numerous players, both beginners and advanced, that naturally played the clarinet by lifting their fingers too high off the keys. As a result, this would often lead them to miss keys and not play as smoothly as they potentially could. As a teaching technique he started using a pencil to hover over his students' fingers to prevent them from lifting too high from the keys of the clarinet, adopting the theory that if their fingers had less distance to travel they were more likely to play smoother and more accurately. By doing this he realised he could train their fingers to stay in the correct position through muscle memory and in return, every student started improving at a quicker rate. Since this discovery Phil continued to use the “pencil” technique but noticed that without this help at home most students would resort back to their bad technique during the week or after holidays. Frustrated by this he decided to take action and create a guard that would cover the essential keys of the clarinet that the student could not only use in the lesson but at home. In 2011 Phil started developing a prototype that his students could use on a more regular basis away from the lesson and in 2014 the evolution of Classical Finegrs was finally realised. Since its release, Classical Fingers has now been sold to 26 countries including to: Teachers, Students, Stores, Universities, High Schools and Distributors. It has also won various Design Awards and has been exhibited in Australia, Korea and Frankfurt. Phil is currently devloping Classical Fingers for the Flute and will be exhibiting at NAMM in the USA in January 2016. 
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