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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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Why I Became a Tutor

When I purchased my first saxophone in1982 I was seventeen and had never even held a sax before....
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How to be a successful sax student

The best student is the one who is able to be his own teacher and learn from his own...
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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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  • Kerry Williams Ravenscourt Park, W12

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    I have been traveling the world playing music on luxury cruise liners for the past ten years. I have over two years of tutoring experience. I think it is important that studying music is fun and inspiring.
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    My aim as a teacher is to provide a relaxed but focused environment to guide students in achieving their own goals, helping them to improve their technique, improvisational skills and develop their own style. Beginner to advanced levels are welcome.
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    I am a professional Jazz singer and Vocal Coach. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who works specifically to each students needs. I work in a lot of different styles including Pop, Jazz, Soul and Folk.
  • Danielle James Music Hertford, SG12 Gold Member

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    Thanks for visiting my profile. If you or your child are interested in singing, saxophone or flute, please read on and contact me for further details.
  • Daniel Czwartos Pimlico, SW1P

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    I'm an experienced teacher and performer on saxophone and clarinet.
  • Rob Cox Wollaton, NG9 Gold Member

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    I am a Nottingham and Derby based musician and teacher for both Clarinet and Saxophone. I perform regularly all over the region and have a private teaching practice. I can tailor your lessons to suit your needs, location and availability.
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  • 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...
  • Saxophone Embouchure

    Saxophone Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture The basic difference beween clarinet and saxophone embouchure is the angle in which the mouthpiece is placed in the mouth. Clarinets point downwards at an angle of 45 degrees whereas the saxophone mouthpiece is almost horizontal, The teeth rest lightly on the top of the mouthpiece and in the...

 

  • A few Guidelines for the Sax

    Samuel J Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture For young beginners music has got to be fun and something they really want to do. For 7 - 11 years olds I would recommend starting with either Alto or Soprano due to the fingering and weight of the instruments. Above this age students will be strong enough to play tenor if they choose. I...
  • Education In Jazz

    Samuel Evans Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture Mark Levine Jazz Theory Book I would recommend the Jazz Theory book by Mark Levine as a comprehensive encyclopedia spelling out jazz theory as an essential and useful tool to anyone looking to learning to play jazz. The book focuses on piano harmony, but can also be applied to other instruments...
  • The Practice 'Hour' Editor's Pick

    Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture I have recently put a lot of thought into the use of my own practice time. The 'hour' can be more of a symbolic time frame, rather than exactly one hour; in other words, however long you have to practise for. The following is a suggested breakdown of the time - I have found this to be very...