Lessons available on-line
or in person in Narooma NSW Australia
Are you a COMPLETE SAXOPHONE BEGINNER?
Have you always wanted to learn the saxophone and don’t know where to start?.
Would you like your child to learn the saxophone , but you know nothing about music?
I’m here to help and I am happy to give some advice.
What to do
1.You will need an instrument. I am happy to give advice on brands, models and price.
2. Book a lesson with me.
3. I will help you with the first steps of putting your instrument together, making a sound, finding the fingerings for the first 5 notes and playing along with the tuition book.
Are you a RETURNING SAXOPHONE STUDENT
Did you studied music at school and dropped it for twenty years while you were busy with building a career, a home and raising the kids? Do you now want to pick up your saxophone again and need some guidance. You will be surprised how your training is still in your brain and re-learning your instrument will be an accelerated experience.
We can pick up at a level that is comfortable and have some fun developing your musical skills
Intermediate saxophone student.
You can read music and have some skill on your instrument but you now want to progress further? You feel a bit stuck with your routine and need some inspiration and a fresh approach. You may need some help preparing for your next exam.
We can work out your goals and direction and make a schedule over the next 3 to 12 months to achieve them.
Are you an ADVANCED SAXOPHONE STUDENT
You are a competent player but wish to get some advice on what is require to break into the professional market. As I have been a pro player for over 35 years I am happy to share with you what skills you will expected to have and how to sharpen them. Sight reading, taking a solo, doubling instruments, transposing on sight, attitude, repertoire, playing in different styles, breaking into the scene.
ONLINE SAXOPHONE LESSONS .
I am available online Australia wide.
We can use Zoom, Skype, Facetime or any platform that you are comfortable with. You will need
Good internet access – you can test your speed on www.fast.com You will need 25mg or above
Two devices – one for the lesson and one for backing tracks or YouTube/Spotify
We will work from the same book and I will coach you through the material.
PERSON TO PERSON SAXOPHONE LESSONS
Narooma, NSW Australia 2546
Come along for person to person lesson at my music studio.
LEARN JAZZ IMPROVISATION ON YOUR SAXOPHONE
To play by ear your need to learn by ear, Playing Jazz on the saxophone is fundamentally an aural tradition. If you ask any accomplished improvisor, the common activity is to copy by ear the music of their mentors. Transcribing your favourite players to memory is the essence of being able to capture the subtleties of the musical style you prefer. It is not easy but I will help you with the tools and approach that will get you there.
We also need to work on your sales and harmony to understand and navigate though the music structure.
UNDERSTANDING JAZZ HARMONY ON THE SAXOPHONE
We will go through the scales and their relationships and relevance. How to navigate through chords and changes. Break down a tune and how it is constructed. Understanding the common chord progressions.
WRITING OUT YOUR SAXOPHONE MUSIC
Do you have difficulty in putting your music down onto manuscript? I can help you with notating the rhythms and displaying your music to a common standard so musicians are able to sightread