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Music: Hidden Benefits Above and Beyond the Sound

Most people love some music whether listening or playing and whether classical, pop, jazz, rock...
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Saxophone - equipment guide for beginners

Saxophonists love talking about gear. Mouthpieces, reeds, instruments and all their various...
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The Talent Code by Danny Coyle

Here's my book recommendation: The Talent Code by Danny Coyle I advise all students, teachers,...
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Saxophone: The Versatile Singer

The saxophone is a fascinating and exciting instrument with a variety of roles to fill in...

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  • Guy Passey Surbiton, KT6 Gold Member

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    I am a conservatoire-trained professional teacher and performer, happy to teach all ages and abilities. Do get in touch if you have any questions.
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    Hello and welcome to my page. I'm studying for my Master's degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. I am confident teaching students of all ages and abilities. It is important to be creative and adapt in this fast paced industry.
  • 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.
  • Ashley Bonfante Stoke Newington, N4 Gold Member

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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.
  • Svaya Gravesend, DA12

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    I am experienced, professional saxophone and piano teacher working with all ages and abilities.
  • Gary Hamilton Central Southend-on-Sea, SS9 Gold Member

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    I started studying jazz harmony and theory in 2002 but I play all styles of music from classical to funk, rock and blues.
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  • Chief Trane - The influence of John Coltrane

    Neil McGovern Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture CHIEF TRANE   The influence of John Coltrane on the contemporary jazz saxophonist, focusing particularly on his recorded output from 1957 to 1964.   Few musicians have had such a powerful and lasting influence on music and culture as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane.  This essay scrutinizes...
  • Playing the Sax at Home

    Linda O'Harrow Saxophone Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture We all know how hard it is to learn an instrument from scratch. The first few weeks are hard to get motivated to practise, expecially if you can only play one or two notes. I have found that after the first couple weeks, when you have finally learnt a few notes, that it is not only challenging...
  • Notes and Tones - Arthur Taylor

    Saxophone Teacher (East Central London) Picture Arthur Taylor came to prominence in the mid 1950s and is remembered as one the most important drummers of the hard bop and post bop jazz styles. He played with such eminent musicians as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jackie McLean and Kenny Dorham. Miles Ahead and Giant Steps, by Davis and Coltrane...

 

  • My Favourite Saxophone Recordings

    Saxophone Teacher (West London) Picture Here is a list of just a few sax players and some of their best work: Sonny Rollins 'Saxophone Colossus' John Coltrane 'Blue Train' and 'A Love Supreme' Charlie Parker 'With Strings' Pharoah Sanders 'Journey to One' and 'Karma' Jan Garberek 'Rites' and 'Sart' Ornette Coleman 'Shape of Jazz to...
  • Like music like food like jazz!

    Saxophone Teacher (Southampton) Picture Like Music Like Food Like Jazz Listening to one type of music is for instance like eating one thing. Let’s take chips for example. At first they taste great, you may have them with salt, vinegar, cheese, beans etc. But after a while, you will get bored of them, and they will make you fat and...
  • Repetition

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture I have discovered a very quick and efficient way for students to learn chunks of music. This could be either written music or scales/arpeggios.  The method is to repeat a short musical phrase five times without making a mistake once. If you make a mistake, you have to start over. This creates...