Caroline Fernandes originates from Kent, UK, is now living in Majorda in south Goa and is a freelance performer and teacher of the Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute.
Caroline actively performs on Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, and Piccolo and has a basic knowledge of the Piano.
Caroline performs and teaches a wide range of music from Classical, Jazz, Pop and Funk in and around Goa in her own self-contained show. She plays smooth jazz saxophone and flute with backing tracks at weddings, hotels and corporate events and is beginning to establish herself as an instrumental soloist and music educator.
For almost 10 years, Caroline was a professional multi-instrumentalist playing around the world on board 5-Star cruise ships. She has also taught flute, clarinet, oboe and saxophone to pupils with ages ranging from 9 to adult, and run several children’s woodwind ensembles.
In 1993, Caroline completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with Keith Puddy and Hale Hambleton. Caroline graduated from Colchester Institute in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree in Music Performance under the instrumental tuition of Angela Fussell. She also has Teachers’ Diplomas from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in both Clarinet and Saxophone.