“Despite what some people think, a good teacher can teach you an awful lot. It saves a lot of time if you can start from square 17 instead of square one. Especially since you only live once.
I owe a huge debt to my teachers especially:
Sabahattin Akdagcik, Baran Asik, Pece Atanasovski, Traiche Baldzhiev, Bob Bertles, Salih Bilgin, Sinan Celik, Ilyas Celikoglu, Timucin Cevikoglu, Don Cherry, Destan Destanovski, Georgi Doytchev, Georgi Dzhelyazkov, Kamil Gul, Ahmet Kaya, Songul Karahasanoglu, Kostas Latas, Riley Lee, Dave Leibman, Ferdi Nadas, Lazo Nikolovski, Linsey Pollak, Ahmet Sahin, Selim Sesler, Haydar Tanriverdi, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Risto Todoroski, , Musa Uzunkaya, Kostadin Varimezov, Ali Yilmaz
…and to those who either inspired me or tought me indirectly, including
Allarakah, Albert Ayler, J.S.Bach, Ginger Baker, The Band, Gato Barbieri, Bela Bartok, The Beatles, The Bechuanaland Boys, Capt Beefheart, Tunji Beier, Sotiria Belou, Ed Blackwell, Blind Blake, Carla Bley, Lester Bowie, Goran Bregovic, Lord Buckley, Ray Charles, Avishai Cohen, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Fanta Damba, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Eric Dolphy, Don Drummond and the Skatalites, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Franco, Saffet Gundeger, Charlie Haden, Thassos Halkias, Coleman Hawkins, Jimi Hendrix, Toots Hibbert, Holiday Billie, Dave Holland, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Hutcherson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Louis Jordan, Mustafa Kandirali, Nadya Karadzhova, Salif Keita, Ali Akbar Khan, Bismillah Khan, Lord Kitchener, Mile Kolarov, Aka Gunduz Kutbay, Fela Kuti, J.B. Lenoir, Cachao and Cachaito Lopez, Mac Rebbenac, Taj Mahal, Makhona Zonke Band, Bob Marley, Bernie McGann, Charles Mingus, Zigaboo Modeliste, Thelonious Monk, Mothers of Invention, Ferrus Mustafov, Randy Newman, Tale Ognenovski, Sadrettin Ozcimi, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Sun Ra, Esma Redzhevopa, Django Reinhardt, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Niyazi Sayin, Pete Seeger, Archie Shepp, Igor Stravinsky, Tchico Tchikaya, Ahmet Tekbilek, Neyzen Tevfik, Dafo Trendafilov, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Ali Farka Toure, Jethro Tull, Stanley Unwin, Asik Veysel, Ben Webster, Howlin Wolf, Lester Young, Frank Zappa
…to all the musicians I have played with over the years, who have been my teachers also, and to people who have tought me all kinds of things informally. These include
Reza Achman, Hossein Allaf, Engin Arslan, Suren Asaduryan, Omer Avci, Epizo Bangoura, Raoul Bassa, Jose Barroso, Rigel Best, Peter Boyd, Mirslav Bukovski, Andy Busuttil, Stella Chiweshe, Sean Choolburra, Masood Davoody, Destan Destanovski, Bobby Dimitrievski, George Doukas, Glen Doyle, Melda Duygulu, Steve Elphick, Silvia Entcheva, Arif Erdebil, Hasan Esen, Christine Evans, Sandy Evans, Wayne Freer, Faramehr Farnoosh, Blair Greenberg, Robert Guzmanyi, Toby Hall, Marcus Holden, Don Hopkins, Kahanan Inisisri, Ercan Irmak, Ugur Isik, Tevfik Isiktimur, Sawung Jabo, Bas Jobarteh, Inisisri Kahanan, David Kelly, Peter Kennard, Tony Lewis, Takis Kanellos, Vahid Khoshkham Kermanshahi, Abdullah Khoshnow, Llew Kiek, Mara Kiek, Jubing Kristianto, Irfan Kurt, Laci Lakk, Hugo Leal, Libidorr Jazz Band, Zulfu Livanelli, Andonis Maratos, Mania Maratou, Linda Marr, Pape Mbaye, Con Marankozidis, John Napier, Aziz N’Diaye, Tuna Otenel, Vassiliki Papageorgiou, Eylem Pelit, Rafly, Ron Reeves, Mark Robson, Theodoris Rellos, Ashok Roy, Greg Sheahan, Bobby Singh, Christopher Soulos, Simeon Shterev, Sono Seni, Bale Stojcevski, Davood Tabrizi, Okay Temiz, Traiche Todoroski, Totok Tewel, Birol Topaloglu, Ubiet, Wendy Upjohn, Robbie Varga, Carlos Villanueva, Damian Wright and Metin Yilmaz”
…and to those who taught me the arcane arts of reed-making, including Haydar Kekec, Adem Ceylan, Linsey Pollak and Risto Todoroski”
– Kim Sanders
Kim has lectured and conducted workshops and at Bahcesehir Universitesi (Istanbul), the Chinese Central Conservatorium (Beijing) the Institut Seni Indonesia (Bandung, Solo, Jogjakarta), Rumah Nusantara and other cultural institutions in Indonesia. In Australia he has taught at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University, University of Western Sydney, Monash University, University of New England and Northern Rivers University and at many festivals in Indonesia and Australia. He designed and performed multicultural programmes in primary and secondary schools with Musica Viva and Victorian, Queensland and Northern Territory Arts Councils. He was co-author of Resources Kit book accompanying Nakisa’s work in schools with Musica Viva.