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Adolphe Sax 1814-1894

It is believed that the first step towards the invention of the saxophone was when Antoine...
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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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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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Music Exam Nerves

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

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  • Daniel Ehrlich Crouch End, N8

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    Hello! I'm a young, enthusiastic saxophonist/clarinetist and composer from a classical and jazz background who's ready to teach any musical skills you want to throw at me.
  • Sam Miles Woodwind Teacher Central Cambridge, CB1

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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.
  • Josh Wakeham Central Southampton, SO14 Gold Member

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    Are you a beginner looking to pick up the saxophone for the first time? Are you coming back to the saxophone after years without playing? Are you an experienced player looking to explore improvisation? If so, I can help.
  • Tom Barford Walthamstow, E17

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    I am a First Class Hons graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. I am looking for some London based students of any age and standard that have a desire to learn in an enjoyable, taylored, inspired way.
  • Linda O'Harrow Central Havant, PO9

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    Learning to Play Saxophone in Groups, is not only fun but very sociable and a great way to make new friends.
  • Francis Norman Plympton, PL7 Gold Member

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    I coach students to help them to perform well in exams. If I take you on, I will do my very best to help you to achieve outstanding success. I will offer you top quality tuition as an individual. I will try to help you to achieve your very best.
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  • is the sax a permanent feature of the orchestra?

    Saxophone Teacher (Rochester) Picture Although its original intention remains unclear, the saxophone's history has seen it mainly associated with the Jazz movement that sprung to life at the beginning of the twentieth century. This has since led to the instrument becoming a much loved voice in popular music, an association which can...
  • The Art of Practice Editor's Pick

    Josh Wakeham Saxophone Teacher (Southampton) Picture At every stage of musical education, from the first moment we pick up an instrument to the end of our musical journey, we are told to practise. Teachers tell us that the only way to improve is to practise, and that if we don't we will not see the results that we desire. This cannot be contested;...
  • Melodic Improvising

    Saxophone Teacher (North West London) Picture So there I was, 12 years old, sat on the end of the line of saxophones in the school Big Band. Iwas the youngest person in the room of about 20 people and we were playing one of the school band classics. All of a sudden the bandleader points to me and says "solo!". That was my introduction to...

 

  • Concerto in E minor Op.102 by Jascha Gurewich

    Saxophone Teacher (St Albans) Picture This piece was suggested to me by my colleague, saxophonist Ian T. As a saxophonist, one is often faced with difficulties in sourcing suitable music recital material for students, and his suggestion resulted in me learning about the Russian saxophonist/composer Jascha Gurewich (1896-1938) and...
  • Goals for Students

    Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture For me, the most important quality in a sax teacher is honesty. The teachers that I have responded meaningfully to during my development as a musician have been those whom have known the value of constructive criticism. That doesn't mean tough love. It simply means that, for the relationship...
  • Teaching priorities

    Casey Greene Saxophone Teacher (Shrewsbury) Picture There are many important things to consider when teaching, but I believe that the following skills are the most important: Tone, technique, articulation, breath control, tuning Time management Reading Music Playing by ear Improvisation Understanding of chords and...