(Theory of music: Individual coaching and group classes)
Haydon Harvey was born in Cape Town and started with piano lessons at the age of 10. Two years later he also started clarinet lessons at the Beau Soleil Music Centre. He pursued both instruments into his tertiary studies with piano ultimately being chosen as his primary instrument.
He studied under Bennie van Eeden and acquired a BAmus at the University of Stellenbosch as well as having had masterclasses with Albie van Schalkwyk, Francois du Toit and Luis Magalhaes. Haydon is also a self-taught jazz pianist, had brief tuition at the conservatorium with Andre Peterson and has played in a variety of ensembles, most notably the Stellenbosch University Jazz Band. In 2013 he attended the Grahamstown Youth Jazz Festival with the SU Jazz Band. That same year his trio, the US Trio, won first prize in the jazz category of the Stellenbosch Ensemble Competition.
Haydon is also an amateur composer and has had a number of his chamber and big band works performed at the university. He has taught piano part-time during and after his studies and in 2017 started teaching piano fulltime at the Johnman Music Centre.
Tel: 073 498 7068