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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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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

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  • 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.
  • Phil Meadows Turnham Green, W4 Gold Member

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    Learning music should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • 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.
  • Ian Smith Bournville, B31

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    I am a very experienced professional musician with over 30 years playing and teaching at the highest levels of the UK music industry.
  • Kate White Central York, YO10

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    I am a Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano and Music Theory tutor with 25 years' experience. I teach all ages, levels and musical styles in the York area.
  • 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!
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  • The Sandwich Practice Technique

    Bryony Rickard Saxophone Teacher (Guildford) 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"...
  • The Sound of the Saxophone

    Alice Leggett Saxophone Teacher (North West London) Picture What's the first thing you hear when someone speaks? It will always be their voice. Then after that, you (subconsciously) focus on their choice of words, pronunciation, language, phrasing etc. I believe that the exact same thing applies to any musical instrument, which means that the sound and...
  • A Funny Fable: The Smiling Organism Story

    Evgeny Strigalev Saxophone Teacher (West Central London) Picture Once upon a time there was a plastic table in the middle of my room. Then the dog jumped on it and started barking. It barked because it was happy to be on that table. Then 4 people came and asked the dog to jump off the table. The dog didn't move. They started shouting at the dog. The dog...