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The Art of Practice

At every stage of musical education, from the first moment we pick up an instrument to the end...
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Hot Tips for Playing Single Reed Instruments

Greetings to all woodwind players! I'd like to share with you a little known fact about single...
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Music Exam Nerves

It's quite natural to feel some nervousness before an exam or a performance. It proves that...
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Adolphe Sax 1814-1894

It is believed that the first step towards the invention of the saxophone was when Antoine...

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    I like to bring a fresh approach to developing the musical awareness and technique of my students. I feel it's important to maintain the student's individuality whilst striving to improve their overall level of musicianship.
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    I am an enthusiastic and friendly teacher based in the South Bristol area. I aim to provide a fun and positive environment for learning no matter what your ambitions in music are. All ages and standards of pupils are welcome.
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    Patient, young and enthusiastic teacher, keen to pass on a real passion for music.
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    I am experienced, professional saxophone and piano teacher working with all ages and abilities.
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  • The Approach to Music and the Learning Process

    Marco Marotta Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Since I started teaching privately, I recognized the importance of being flexible and aware of what the pupils really need in their pathaway as students. Even if there are some basic aspects that everyone should develop in order to improve his own skills, I firmly believe that the approach to...
  • Playing The Sax In Different Musical Styles

    Alzbeta Klasova Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Being a saxophone player myself, playing has always been a great feeling for me! We get to play very cool music: from pop, jazz, rock into contemporary music and the sweetest harmonies of classical music. But we can also transcribe music from different instruments and add to it our own...
  • The Sandwich Practice Technique

    Bryony Rickard Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture We've all heard that "practice makes perfect" but how many of us know what good practice actually sounds like? The sandwich technique is a method I have developed in my own practice, and I've seen it work wonders in my students. Have you ever got to grips with a tricky musical passage at home...

 

  • Cul-De-Sax

    David Zucchi Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Whether you associate it with the sultry sounds of Stan Getz, the frenetic ramblings of Charlie Parker, or the troubadour's melancholic yearning in Pictures at an Exhibition, it is evident that few instruments possess the capacity for a more diverse sonic palette as the saxophone. Like many...
  • Practising Tips For Saxophone

    Ian Smith Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture There is one key element to successful and efficient practising, that is concentration. To learn the saxophone, it is important to be able to focus the mind – a short session in which you are focussing on, listening to and thinking about what your breath, tongue and fingers are doing is much...
  • Analysing Saxophone Solos

    Tom Barford Saxophone Teacher (East London) Picture Transcribing an improvised solo is great for ear training, gaining harmonic knowlege, learning about phrasing, the pacing of a solo, interation with the rhythm section and for many other things too, so I thought I'd use this article to compare Joel Frahm's solo on "I Mean You - Live at Smalls"...