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Making It All Up

'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter...
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Classical and Jazz cohesion

I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of...
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Ideas for Developing Improvising Language in Jazz

Here are a few exercises to work on improvising concepts in jazz. When performing, you should...
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How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide

To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things...

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  • Adam Phillips Meads, BN21 Gold Member

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    My name is Adam Phillips and I have been tutoring strings, namely violin/fiddle/viola for a number of years. Recently I asked my students to sum my approach up in three words: They described it as being collaborative, friendly and inspiring.
  • Samuel J Wimbledon, SW19 Gold Member

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    Graduate of Trinity College of Music and The jr Royal Academy of Music Jazz Saxophone. Mentee of Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey), Whirlwind Recordings Artist, F-IRE Recording Artist, Benz Reeds Endorsed Artist.Highly motivated & enthusiastic individual.
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    I've over ten years of professional experience as a performer & teacher of music. I'm a patient & dedicated teacher; I was awarded the LRAM (teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music) with distinction.
  • Alex Western-King Kidbrooke, SE3 Gold Member

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    I show great enthusiasm towards music education, and believe that everybody should have the chance to learn a musical instrument!
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    I'm a guitarist and bassist living in Glasgow. I have taught privately and within a private music institution for 7 years now, and can teach all ages and abilities. I am able to teach one-to-ones, group lessons, or online via Skype.
  • John Macnaughton Dulwich Village, SE22 Gold Member

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    Patient, young and enthusiastic teacher, keen to pass on a real passion for music.
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  • Improvisational Skills for Beginner Musicians

    Robbie Fearon Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Birmingham) Picture As a young clarinet student I learnt notes through reading music, and was not expected to question why the notes were what they were. Later on as I took my graded exams I learnt my scales. Again I wasn't taught their significance to music, and I learnt them by rote without question. I could read...
  • Practising improvisation

    Flo Moore Jazz Improvisation Teacher (North West London) Picture I studied classical piano as a child and was never taught about improvisation. It was only when I started playing jazz that I began to explore it. I incorporated improvisation into my practise in various ways. I transcribed other musicians by taking certain phrases or motifs, and transposing...
  • Instincts and Improvisation

    Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Brighton) Picture We live in musically amazing times. We've come full circle from the old traditional folk songs of the distant past, through the baroque, classical and romantic era and into the music of the 20th and 21st century, and we have hundreds of years worth of concepts, tonalities and sounds to play...

 

  • Making It All Up Editor's Pick

    Joe Murgatroyd Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture 'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter how experienced and no matter how old. At the age of 10, I had been formally learning music for 2 years before the idea was presented to me, and I remember my incredulous reply, completely unaware of...
  • How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide Editor's Pick

    James Brady Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things happening at once, and the music is often not pretty or sweet-sounding. Remember that jazz musicians are usually focused on improvising and tend to value originality and spontaneous creativity over...
  • Classical and Jazz cohesion Editor's Pick

    Dan Nicholson Jazz Improvisation Teacher (South West London) Picture I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of discipline and fine tuning. Whilst this method has its advantages borne from child developmental theory, in reality its approach is not one that is likely to ever become a blanket pedagogical pathway in...