Saxophone lessons online and in-person to learn, progress and play
I can help you to...
PROGRESS QUICKLY AND EASILY
Frustrated by a lack of progress? Maybe you’ve just started learning the sax and are overwhelmed a seemingly endless list of things to practice? I can help you quickly identify and address the areas of your playing most likely to lead to fast and efficient progress.
Whether you want to play in band, sit in at a jam session, take an exam or just play a tune for your friends and family, I can help you develop the skills you need to be sure that, when the time comes, you are prepared and ready to play at your very best.
INSTANT EXPERT FEEDBACK
Unlike video lessons or courses, private lessons enable you to receive instant feedback on your playing, ask questions, discuss ideas and concepts in detail and check your playing for bad habits. Regular lessons are also a great for motivating you to practice and improve.
What to expect
A graduate of a prestigious London conservatoire, I have been lucky enough to play all over the world at top-class venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and the North Sea Jazz Festival. However, I am not what you might call a natural musician. To reach a high level on the saxophone I have had to thoroughly interrogate and understand the root of every musical concept I have mastered. As a result, there is unlikely to be a problem you encounter on your saxophone that I have not wrestled with myself at some point. Aside from my playing, a teaching career spanning 15 years has found me working with students of all ages and backgrounds with a wide range of needs and aspirations. All this has given me a deep appreciation for the learning process that makes me expertly placed to help you get the most out of your saxophone. I look forward to seeing you online or in-person for a lesson soon.
Interested in learning to play jazz and improvise?
Over 15 years of teaching I have developed a method for teaching jazz and improvisation that, whilst remaining grounded in strong harmonic principles, dispenses with the mental gymnastics associated with the traditional chord/ scale approach and quickly and easily allows you to start playing authentic, melodic phrases and solos.
"I was terrified of playing jazz. He helped me so much with encouragement and technical help" - Fran
Thanks to video conferencing applications such as Zoom and Skype, physical location is no longer a barrier between you and real-time expert musical advice. Wherever you are in the world fit your lessons quickly and easily into your existing schedule. More information about online lessons is available via my bookings page.