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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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Hot Tips for Playing Single Reed Instruments

Greetings to all woodwind players! I'd like to share with you a little known fact about single...
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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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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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  • Nick Jones West Hampstead, NW6 Gold Member

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    I am a freelance musician, composer, teacher and workshop facilitator who enjoys sharing my passion for music with others. I teach a variety of styles including jazz, funk, world, rock, pop, folk, classical and can adapt to a pupil's needs or tastes.
  • 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.
  • Michael Pearce West Greenwich, SE13 Gold Member

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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!
  • Mike Brogan Southside, EH8 Silver Member

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    I'm an experienced, professional musician and teacher based in central Edinburgh. Please feel free to browse my profile and contact me if you have any questions.
  • Phil Meadows Turnham Green, W4 Gold Member

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    Learning music should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • Bryony Rickard Brookwood, GU22

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    I am a professional saxophone and woodwind player gigging regularly around Surrey and London. Some of my career highlights include playing on cruise ships, recording a jazz album and playing on a festival stage.
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  • Stuck In A Practice Rut?

    Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture It is very easy to get stuck in a practice rut. Either you are not practising effectively or you can not face practicing at all. It happens to us all and is difficult to turn the corner, especially with an exam or performance looming. There are some simple steps to take. Get your teacher to...
  • Difficulties Facing The Adult Learner

    Saxophone Teacher (Reading) Picture There is an enthusiasm one sees in young children that is unparalleled in older people. Regardless of the discipline, the majority of children approach new endeavours with a fresh-faced innocence one inevitably loses as the reality of life's pressures takes over. Putting this attitude to one...
  • Improvising........aaaagghhh!

    Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture It isn't necessarily the case that not being an improviser makes for a lesser experience for an instrumentalist.One can derive and give the utmost pleasure from interpreting the works of others,however I do occasionally hear classical musicians bemoan the fact that if the music isn't on the page...

 

  • Jazz Saxophone Articulation

    Andy Hooley Saxophone Teacher (Redhill) Picture A fantastic practice guide to jazz articulation is a book called "Advanced Jazz Conception For Saxophone" by Lennie Niehaus. For instrumentalists who have studied in a classical environment but would like to play in a jazz idiom, this book really helps get to grips with the type of articulation...
  • Overtones

    Saxophone Teacher (Brighton) Picture Overtone Studies Goal: To increase breath control, develop a better tone quality and lay a strong foundation for beginning altissimo studies. Timeline: Once each day at the beginning of the practice session Options: Use with 5ths, Longtones, Octaves or substitute in place of them as a daily...
  • Keeping music fun!

    Ashley Bonfante Saxophone Teacher (North London) Picture Learning any musical instrument can seem like a daunting task. Whether you're just starting out or a professional musician travelling the world with a famous band. When things aren't necessarily going your way the anxiety can start to creep. Before you know it, practising becomes a chore and...