David Temby is a classically trained musician who has worked in most genres of music – classical, commercial, jazz etc. He is also a composer, musical director and arranger who’s credits include “The Flying Doctors”, GTV9, Victoria State Opera, backing many local and visiting overseas artists, and you may even hear some of his compositions while wandering around Crown Casino Melbourne. Some of his performing and writing success is attributed to his skills on so many instruments – a professional brass, woodwind and piano player and singer. He really understands the idiosyncrasies and difficulties associated with playing and writing for all wind instruments.
As a teacher he used to find that far too many students would not have a good chance of learning because they had to try to play on substandard instruments.
His original challenge of researching the design and manufacturing of saxophones and flutes was to find out how to produce better sounding, easier to play and more mechanically secure instruments – During his journey of discovery he found that his expectations could be surpassed. The final result has been the introduction of a range of instruments that perform at much higher levels than were previously available in their price range.