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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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Developing a Good Sound

Having a great sound is one of the most important assets of a good sax player. The best way to...

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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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  • 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.
  • Luke Georgiou Brockley, SE4 Gold Member

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    Having a creative outlet is an important part of life, and I believe that learning and playing music can be an enjoyable and stimulating process. So as to ensure the best results possible, lessons are tailored to the individual needs of each student
  • Sam Miles Woodwind Teacher Central Cambridge, CB1 Silver Member

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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.
  • Adam Harrison Springfield, CM1 Gold Member

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    I'm an experienced musician and tutor who's been playing and performing music for over 12 years. I have experience performing live and in studios and I've been involved with many different projects including function gigs, musicals and showcases.
  • Joann Kerrigan Worsley, M28 Gold Member

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    Private one to one tuition on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and music theory in Manchester and the surrounding areas. Worsley, Eccles, Salford, Trafford, Urmston, Westhougton, Atherton, Bolton, Horwich, Adlington, Wigan, Whitefield, Prestwich, Bury.
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  • 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',...
  • Reviews of Saxophone Tutor Books

    Neil McGovern Saxophone Teacher (South East London) Picture Review of Learn As You Play Saxophone – Peter Wastall Method book 2012 edition  Peter Wastall’s beginner saxophone book to my mind has many strengths.  It explains many aspects of musical notation clearly and precisely.  In particular, there are very clear diagrams of beats and note...


  • Saxophone Students With Asthma

    Saxophone Teacher (Stockport) Picture Learning to play the saxophone is a very rewarding experience for children. For children who have asthma, learning to play the saxophone will benefit them a lot like it benefited me with my asthma. You find you are able to breathe more easily and have a stronger support system to the breathing...
  • Secrets of a BIG SOUND on the Sax! Editor's Pick

    Saxophone Teacher (East London) Picture The most important thing of any saxophone players arsenal that dwarfs all other attributes is sound. One can have all the technical facility in the world, but if a resonant sound is not present all is lost, because of course the first thing the audience hears when someone plays is the sound...
  • 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...