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    Professional and dedicated clarinet, saxophone and music theory teacher based in central and south-west London, with experience performing across the UK and teaching musicians of all ages and abilities.
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    I have over 15 years teaching in schools and privately,. As an active performer i bring this experience to encourage pupils to engage and prepare in all areas of performing, and have successfully prepared pupils for graded exams through to grade 8.
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    I am a friendly teacher with 10 years teaching experience; a father myself I teach students of all ages and abilities. Wether you are a hobbyists, looking to sit grades or keen to learn an instrument later on in life I'd be delighted to help!
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  • Wilhelm Franz Ferling's Etudes

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Oxford) Picture When learning an instrument, it is important that the student works on etudes as well as just pieces. One of the best sets of etudes for saxophone is: Wilhem Franz Ferling (Mule): 48 Studies op. 31 for all saxophones (Quarante-huit Etudes pour tour les saxophones de Ferling) I recommend these...
  • Sigurd Rascher - History of the Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Stockport) Picture Sigurd Rascher (1907 - 2001) was a pioneer of the saxophone, bringing to life the sound and style that Adolph Sax wanted. Born in Germany, Rascher spent some time playing as a classical saxophone player in Berlin before moving to Scandinavia in the mid 1930s. Shortly after the outbreak of WW2...
  • Recommended Reading for the Sax

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Manchester) Picture I would recommend reading 'Playing the Saxophone' by Rob Buckland and the corresponding YouTube clips. They really are fantastic!

 

  • Buying Your First Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture For anyone who is interested in learning the saxophone, choosing the right saxophone can be a difficult process. What saxophone should I buy? Is that saxophone right for me? Is it going to be good enough? When starting to learn the saxophone everyone recommends starting on Alto. This is due to...
  • Helpful Resources For The Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (East Central London) Picture Here are a few recommendations in regards to saxophone books:Beginner (Grades 1-2): Andy Hampton: Saxophone BasicsIntermediate (Grades 3-5): Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight Reading Grades 3-5Advanced: (Grades 6-8): Paul Harris: Improve Your Sight Reading Grades 6-8
  • Buying A Saxophone

    Classical Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture Buying your first saxophone can be a daunting and confusing prospect. There are a lot of choices, and sometimes it is hard to make the right decision. The best thing to do is to go to a music shop and talk to someone who knows about saxophones! Don't buy a cheap one straight off ebay, as these...