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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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A Jazz Life

Dear All, As we are all aspiring to be the best teachers, students, people we can be I would...

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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 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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  • 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.
  • Eddie Croft Greenbank, L17 Gold Member

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    Professional, flexible and friendly 1 to 1 music tuition at Penny Lane Music School in Aigburth, Liverpool, or in your own home. All ages welcome.
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    Hello! My name is Emily Neale. I am an enthusiastic and friendly teacher, so just ring for a chat and we can discuss what you are wanting to do.
  • 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.
  • Bryony Rickard Brookwood, GU22

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    I am a professional saxophone and woodwind player gigging regularly around Surrey and London. Some of my career highlights include playing on cruise ships, recording a jazz album and playing on a festival stage.
  • 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.
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  • An Introduction to Stan Getz

    Saxophone Teacher (Canterbury) Picture Musically speaking, Stan Getz was a paramount stylist of the tenor sax. He was known as 'the sound' due to his light but expansive tone and slow vibrato. His first major influence was Lester Young, and this can be heard in Getz's tone and linear approach. As time wore on, his tone became...
  • Essential Music Practice website Editor's Pick

    Saxophone Teacher (Oldham) Picture I found this website after being recommended it by one of my students, so thank you Alex from Jeddah. I found the sections on 'Methods of Practising' to be very useful. It is really good to spell out your exact goals for each week, for each practice session....
  • The Best 2 Hour Practice Session for Sax

    Saxophone Teacher (Brighton) Picture Its very important to stick to this pattern precisely use a stopwatch and stick to it if you can only manage an hour simply cut it all in half do this every day for a couple of years and you will be well on the way 5 mins on purely breathing fast and slow 5 mins on the mouthpiece alone -...


  • History and Influences

    Saxophone Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture Born in Portsmouth, I began my musical studies as a Trumpeter and arranger for Youth Ensembles and Amateur dramatics. After graduating with honours in Jazz and Session Playing at Leeds College of Music, I went on to pursue a successful career as a Senior University Lecturer and Professional...
  • Small Beginnings

    Saxophone Teacher (Enfield) Picture All musicians begin small and grow. That is the art of music. The feel of music must be learnt before it is mastered. I began my musical life with the piano, moved on to the acoustic guitar and then on to the saxophone and other woodwind instruments. The first time I heard a saxophone was at a...
  • Buying a Saxophone? Consult a teacher

    Saxophone Teacher (Redhill) Picture I would recommend a serious chat with a teacher before purchasing a saxophone, as there are such a lot of instruments available at very different prices and standards of workmanship. The big names of saxophone construction are Selmer, Yamaha, Yanigasawa for good students to advanced level...