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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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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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Saxophone: The Versatile Singer

The saxophone is a fascinating and exciting instrument with a variety of roles to fill in...
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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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  • 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.
  • Casey Greene Shrewsbury, SY1 Gold Member

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    Hello, Teaching is a big part of my life and I always enjoy sharing music with people and helping them achieve their goals
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lizzie Kirwan Central Exeter, EX2 Silver Member

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    I am a trained multi-instrumentalist who is experienced in a number of different genres. Feel free to contact me.
  • Louis - Piano, Sax & Theory Central London, W1J Gold Member

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    I'm an English pianist offering lessons on a grand piano from my studio in Central London, close to Mayfair. Learn for fun or for more serious pursuits- I teach Jazz piano and Classical piano both from absolute beginner to the most advanced student.
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  • How to be a successful sax student Editor's Pick

    Rafael Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture The best student is the one who is able to be his own teacher and learn from his own experiences Learn from the people/players you admire, understanding your strengths and weaknesses: Identify who are your favourite performers, listen to their music and attend concerts where possible Learn...
  • The Importance of Long Tones in Woodwind Practice

    Kerry Williams Saxophone Teacher (West London) Picture Woodwinds are as the name implies, wind instruments. Proper breath support and breathing is of the upmost importance when playing a woodwind instrument. Posture figures into this process as well. As you prepare to play your back should be straight, shoulders back, and head up and level. To...
  • An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

    Saxophone Teacher (West Central London) Picture Whilst it is beyond the remit of this article to provide a fully comprehensive introduction to such a vast topic as jazz improvisation, I wish to provide the reader with a few tips and ideas on how to start thinking about and practising improvisation. This article is intended for those who have...

 

  • 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...