As a fully qualified saxophone teacher with an Enhanced DBS Certificate, I work with people of all ages and currently have a number of mature students on my books alongside my pupils at Gillingham School where I've been the resident saxophone teacher since 2006. With over 20 years of experience teaching in schools and at home, I aim to develop your reading skills and theory knowledge through pieces of music that you enjoy playing, ensuring that everyone is approached in a unique way rather than just following a set pattern of pieces. Improvisation is studied if and when you feel ready and I do this using a variety of musical genres including jazz, rock, blues and pop.
If you would like to work towards exams, I use both the Trinity and ABRSM exam boards and will do either the jazz or traditional syllabus, depending on your interests and skills.
Currently, all lessons are taking place via Zoom and I charge £30 per hour so do contact me for availability. If you'd prefer face to face lessons in the Salisbury area then drop me a line and I'll let you know when these are up and running again.
I also developed and led the Swingin’ Saxophones residential course for HF Holidays which gave players of all abilities the opportunity to join an ensemble. Featuring jazz and pop tunes that I arranged especially for the group, we worked towards an informal concert on the final night of the holiday.