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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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Music Exam Nerves

It's quite natural to feel some nervousness before an exam or a performance. It proves that...
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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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Developing a Good Sound

Having a great sound is one of the most important assets of a good sax player. The best way to...

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  • Luke Georgiou Brockley, SE4 Gold Member

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    Having a creative outlet is an important part of life, and I believe that learning and playing music can be an enjoyable and stimulating process. So as to ensure the best results possible, lessons are tailored to the individual needs of each student
  • Theo Travis Finchley Central, N3

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    Hello. I am an experienced Flute/ Saxophone and Music Theory teacher based in Finchley, North London, offering one-to-one lessons in classical/ jazz to students from total beginner to post Grade 8. All ages are welcome above 8 years old.
  • Mike Brogan Southside, EH8 Silver Member

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    I'm an experienced, professional musician and teacher based in central Edinburgh. Please feel free to browse my profile and contact me if you have any questions.
  • Aidan Pearson Dalston, E8 Gold Member

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    Learn to play the clarinet/sax from a friendly, experienced and qualified teacher! Whether you're discovering a musical instrument for the first time or are an experienced player wanting to brush on your skills I would be glad to help you out.
  • Jac Jones Walthamstow, E17

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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.
  • Sam Miles Woodwind Teacher Central Cambridge, CB1 Silver Member

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    When teaching, I like to create a friendly yet productive atmosphere where the pupils can learn at their own rate but also be challenged in a suitable way. I encourage musicality and creativity in lessons, whatever genre, to build a love for playing.
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  • 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...
  • Pattern Movements through changes

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Everyone wants to have more and more vocabulary in their improvisation. The more choices you have, the higher the probability that you can chose the correct one at the correct time. An excellent way of achieving this is to look at different ways of viewing how you have to play over changes. I...
  • Nerves and Tension in Performance

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Its performance day, maybe an audition or an exam, or just a gig at which you want to perform your best. You're confident - you've practised hard, worked on every aspect of your performance and are ready for what lies ahead. Day after day in the practice room, you have given perfect rendition...