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John Macnaughton - Saxophone Teacher

John Macnaughton Saxophone Teacher (South East London)

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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Jazz
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced CRB checked!
  • Professional Membership Musicians Union
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Personal Message
Patient, young and enthusiastic teacher, keen to pass on a real passion for music.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Having recently graduated from the renowned Jazz Studies course at Leeds College of Music I specialise in Jazz Saxophone, however, I am also happy to teach Classical Clarinet, Composition, and Music Theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA(Hons) Leeds College of Music

Grade 8 Clarinet ABRSM
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching privately for the past 5 years, have experience doing workshops with children from the ages of twelve-to-eighteen, and have led workshops with primary school children of all ages.

I have also;

-toured with the Leeds based ‘Bridge Rats Big Band’, playing on their 2008 and 2009 UK tours (the second of which featured UK saxophone legend Alan Barnes),

-toured with Viva Productions show 'Blues on The Move' (2013-2015),

-gigged extensively with London based bands including; contemporary jazz/ worldmusic ensemble 'Mimika', afrofunk band 'Bronzehead', klezmer band 'Oysland', salsa/improv band 'Arcadio', and folk/jazz outfit 'Project Terrarium'

-written and performed music for theatre. Including London Bubble Theatre show 'Blackbirds' (doing runs at Dilston Grove, The Albany, The Pumphouse and Canada Water Arts Space), and Nick Cassenbaum's 'Bubble Schmeisis' (Edinburgh Festival, 2016).
How much do you charge?
I charge £20 for 30mins and £30 for an hour.
Where do you teach?
I mainly teach at home but am also willing to travel to students who live nearby. I live 15 minutes walk from East Dulwich train station, and 10 minutes from Lordship Lane where there are good bus links.
When are you available?
I am generally free to teach during the day, evenings, weekends and during school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and abilities are welcome, Trinity Guildhall/ ABRSM syllabus can be covered, or alternatively lessons can be specifically tailored to the individual students aims.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Both practical and theory ABRSM grades.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at Leeds College of Music, where I was lucky enough to be taught by tutors including;
Jim Corry (Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamiroquai, Roy Wood and Mark Ronson),
Tori Freestone (Passionate Dictatorship, Fringe Magnetic), and Christophe De Bezenac (Trio VD)