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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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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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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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Music Exam Nerves

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

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  • 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.
  • Jon Woodhouse Charvil, RG10

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    Hi, I am a freelance Saxophone and Clarinet teacher based in Charvil, but I will cover the surrounding towns. I will tailor your lessons whether you want help with exams, or just playing for fun. I also run Jazz Workshops on a regular basis.
  • Kerry Williams Ravenscourt Park, W12

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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.
  • Simon Williams Harringay, N15 Gold Member

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    An experienced musician across classical and jazz music, I take pride in catering lessons to the individual and their personal aspirations - as well as always keeping music fun!
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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...
  • Improvisation!

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Improvisation is a unique learning experience where people can interact as a group, experience new music and ideas, and where people can meet new musicians to play and form musical relationships now and for the future. There are many tunes to be learnt with contrasting musical styles including:...
  • The Importance of Confidence

    Saxophone Teacher (Halifax) Picture One of the most common problems I come across in my pupils is lack of confidence. For example, panic at the thought of a solo and feeling uncomfortable when playing in front of others. For the most part I say JUST DO IT, but I have found that the book Mind Over Matter: A Handbook for Musicians...