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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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Adolphe Sax 1814-1894

It is believed that the first step towards the invention of the saxophone was when Antoine...
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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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  • Lucy Ballard Lancing, BN15 Gold Member

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    Teaching & performing is a passion. I've taught for 20yrs & have played at 1000's of parties, weddings, corporate events & theatre. I love to play & teach, my drive & enthusiasm is infectious.
  • Tom Niblock Central Birmingham, B16 Silver Member

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    I am a Saxophone, Piano and Music Theory tutor based in Birmingham with a large amount of experience performing.
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    Hello! I'm a friendly northern actor and musician with a wide skills base so feel free to ask me about any similar services not explicitly listen on this page.
  • Dan Smith Willesden Green, NW10 Gold Member

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    I am an enthusiastic and committed musician open to teaching all ages and abilities whether your goal is graded exams, preparing for music college or learning to play your favourite tune.
  • Alex Merritt Camberwell, SE5 Gold Member

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    I am a very adaptable and experienced saxophone teacher. I teach all ages and levels of student from beginner to professional. I can take students through all levels of jazz and classical exams as well as preparing for music college auditions.
  • 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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  • 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...

 

  • The Development of Early Jazz

    Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture The Development of Early Jazz and the Metamorphosis of the Soloist to the Improviser Early jazz grew out of the many colours, creeds, religions, musics and traditions that made up the melting pot of New Orleans in the latter part of the C19th and beginning of the C20th. New Orleans was a hub of...
  • Teaching Students To Practise

    Tom Thorp Saxophone Teacher (Manchester) Picture When I was a student at RNCM (best years of my life!), I arrived in 1st year thinking I'd had a good start to my life as a musician. Excellent teachers up to that point, and lots of playing experience, even paid performing work whilst still at school. However, it quickly became apparent that I...
  • What's your number one saxophone tip?

    Saxophone Teacher (Oxford) Picture This is a question I am often asked and my answer is always the same - "play long notes". Simple as that - it is the foundation for everything, and the rest is really just waggling your fingers (well not quite, but you get the idea!) By playing long notes and concentrating on 'warm breath',...