Learn to play saxophone

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Let's imagine you know nothing at all but you love the sound of the saxophone and dream of playing like Charlie Parker or whoever your favourite player is.

It is easier than you think to get a good sound out of a sax, with help from a good teacher of course. Good technique is everything. I have taught so many people who come to me with bad technique and have to unlearn and relearn - no fun.

So to begin: I will teach you good posture, good breathing, good embouchure, good hands, good fingers, good ears, good fun and good music.

Once you can make a good sound I will help you learn to play whatever you want to play - pop, soul, funk, blues, classical - and lay the foundations for improvisation and finding your own self-expression.

Some people do best with an exam-based class. Others like to freewheel. Together we devise the best class for you and I adapt to your individual way of learning.

The sax needs to feel like a part of you, an extension of your body. To achieve that you need to be very relaxed, with a strong centre of the body and soft hands. See how gentle you can make your fingers. See how long you can hold one note. Imagine that note travelling to the horizon. Stay relaxed. Be aware of what that note feels like in your body. Step inside it, inhabit your sax.

I introduce techniques from tai chi, yoga and alexander and feldenkrais techniques to help you develop and use your body in the best possible way to play sax. No tension, no injuries.

Speed, finger dexterity and virtuosity in playing all come easier from this relaxed place. When you ride a bike you start slowly. Speeding up is never a problem once you have good technique.

  • I teach from home (or a fixed venue)

Daytime, Evenings, Week days

HOW LONG: 1 Hours

LEVEL: Beginner

Reductions for students and low-wage

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