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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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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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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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  • Phil Meadows Turnham Green, W4 Gold Member

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    Learning music should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • Eleanor Nichol Brislington, BS4 Gold Member

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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.
  • 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!
  • Greg Hearle Central Brighton, BN1 Gold Member

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    I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who is committed to bringing enjoyable learning to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to play in a group or tackle graded examinations, I believe everyone can benefit from music.
  • Rafael Central Birmingham, B16 Gold Member

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    My name is Rafael. I am an experienced saxophone/music theory teacher based in Edgbaston with convenient location for anywhere in West Midlands. I'm a patient and motivational tutor and I'm happy to teach childrens and adults of any age.
  • Lewis Borland West Greenwich, SE8 Gold Member

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    Im a highly experienced performer and player but also an experienced and passionate educator wanting to pass on my knowledge in a fun and enjoyable way!
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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...