Saxophone lessons online and in-person to learn, progress and play
Highly effective teaching rooted in 15 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to my website. I'm Jonny, and I believe that great teaching only comes with experience.

A teaching career spanning 15 years has found me teaching privately, in-schools, to community groups and bands, and for prestigious institutions such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Blackheath Halls. By choosing to learn the saxophone with me you will therefore be tapping into 15 years worth of knowledge, experience and expertise that has already allowed me to help 100s of students achieve their musical goals. But don't take my word for it, click here to read my testimonials and hear what my students say. 

I can help you to...
  • Pass an exam (I have a 100% pass rate)

  • Develop your technique

  • Take your first steps with the saxophone

  • Play your favourite tune

  • Perform for family and friends

  • Learn to improvise

  • Play in a band

  • Sit in a a jam session


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.


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

Book a free 20 minute online consultation lesson today...

A no obligation consultation where we can discuss your goals and aspirations for the saxophone and how I can help you set about achieving them.

"Great musicianship, very understanding and reassuring.” - Martin

About Me

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


I am based in Royal Arsenal Riverside London SE18 a five minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal train and DLR stations, which are just 20 and 25 minutes from London Bridge and Canary Wharf stations respectively. More information about in-person lessons is available via my bookings page.


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.

What my students say...


"Jonny really understands the psychology of playing an instrument. As a result of my lessons I have gained the confidence to join a band and play in public."


"Jonny is great music educator. Inclusive and engaging and with the musical chops to back it up, you are in safe hands! I really appreciated being introduced to jazz in the non-judgmental atmosphere he creates."


"In relaxed and enjoyable lessons, Jonny has helped me learn to improvise and develop my own style."

Contact Me

If you have any queries regarding lessons or my teaching in general, please feel free to get in touch via or by using the form below.


Book a free consultation lesson, online lesson or in-person lesson today