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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 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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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: Hidden Benefits Above and Beyond the Sound

Most people love some music whether listening or playing and whether classical, pop, jazz, rock...

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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.
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    I have been traveling the world playing music on luxury cruise liners for the past ten years. I have over two years of tutoring experience. I think it is important that studying music is fun and inspiring.
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    Learning music should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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    I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who is committed to bringing enjoyable learning to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to play in a group or tackle graded examinations, I believe everyone can benefit from music.
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    Clarinet, Saxophone & Music Theory Teacher based in Central / SE London. Masters graduate of Royal Academy of Music. Take a look at my profile and feel free to get in touch!
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    Professional Guitar/Saxophone Tutor with over 30 years playing experience, Mobile service available in Motherwell, Bellshill, Mossend, Law Village, Carluke, Hamilton, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Newarthill, Uddingston, Lanark. Lanarkshire.
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  • Which Saxophonists Should I Listen To?

    Mike Brogan Saxophone Teacher (Edinburgh) Picture The short answer is - as many as possible! Whether you wish to specialise in classical performance, want to become a jazz soloist, or a session musician, it is hugely important that you listen to as many different musicians performing in as many different styles as possible. Despite being a...
  • Advice for graded exams

    Saxophone Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Practicing before the exam It is important to work on every area of the exam so I would recommend finding a routine to your practice that incorporates all parts of the exam e.g. always start with some scales. I would write down everything that you need to know for the exam and keep referring...
  • Top-Tones for the Saxophone

    Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture Top-Tones for the Saxophone by Sigurd M.Raschèr is a fantastic book for both the beginner and advanced student. It works through important fundamental techniques from long note practice and breathing through to overtones and developing the harmonic range. I have used this book for years and...

 

  • Flexibility in Instrumental Lessons

    Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture If you wish to learn a musical instrument, it is important to recognise the criticality in finding the right teacher for you or your child. Although it is hard to completely know until you have been learning for a while with a teacher, it is possible to find out in advance if the instructor is...
  • Top Tips for Focused Practice - Jazz

    Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture So you've decided to learn an instrument, or maybe you've been learning for a while and want to move to the next level. You're practicing but it feels like you're not getting anywhere?    Listening First and foremost I find that if I'm particularly uninspired on a certain day then motivation...
  • Vibrato Dilemmas and Decisions Concerning the Sax Editor's Pick

    Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture In the Cambridge dictionary, vibrato is defined as 'a repeated slight shaking in a musical note, either when played on an instrument or sung, which gives a fuller sound to the note'. Although this is a very unspecific definition of vibrato, it does give a broad yet reasonably accurate outline of...