Erik Abbink - Film Composer

Film Composing @ Oak Bay Studios

    I am very excited to present Oak Bay Studios. Together with composer and pianist Jacqueline Perriam we compose and produce music for Film and TV. A dedicated website is still in the works (, but we’ve uploaded promo examples to SoundCloud. See also: Oak Bay Studios – Film Composing Find us on SoundCloud:

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Free Masterclasses: Inviting Victoria Saxophonists, Clarinettists, Flutists and Recorder players.

Masterclasses are a great way to present a well-prepared piece, or etude, and you will receive advice on how to improve your performance, all in a low-pressure environment. Masterclasses take place at my home studio, located at 2189 Beaverbrooke St. in Oak Bay. These classes are completely free and open to ALL saxophonists, clarinettists, flutists

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Proteus Saxophone Quartet performs in Oak Bay!

On Thursday October 1st the Proteus Saxophone Quartet will perform a concert with music by UVic composition professor John Celona, self-described prairie composer (but living in Victoria) Justin Boechler, renowned Canadian composer Robert Lemay, Paris composer Karol Beffa, as well as an arrangement by Antonin Dvorak. Formed in Paris in 2011, the Proteus Saxophone Quartet

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Selkirk Montessori School

Selkirk Montessori students compose new music for saxophone

For the last couple of years composer and pianist Daniel Brandes has visited schools, teaching children about music and composing through a program called  “composer in the classroom”. This month Daniel invited me to help him at the Selkirk Montessori School, and so I brought my saxophone with me. After having showed the students several

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Why Concert Band clinics by instrument specialists are helpful

How hard is the life of a school band teacher? I think it is fair to say that starting up a band of absolute beginners is one of the hardest things to do. A compounding factor is the make-up of concert bands, which includes the various woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons), brass (trumpets, trombones,

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We have moved, we’re nearing the end of renovating our music studios, and we’re almost ready to teach again in the fall

Summer has kept us really busy: predominantly with moving and renovating. On July first we moved to beautiful Oak Bay, South Oak Bay to be precise, and are living on a quiet little street called Beaverbrooke Street. It’s right in between St. Michael’s Junior School and Monteray Middle School.  We have moved to Oak Bay,

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