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Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Music Theory

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Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Jazz Music Teacher – BA Jazz Honors Degree.



Teaching duties –



Teaching variety of students of all ages, from basic saxophone to advanced Encompassing all aspects of jazz harmony and jazz improvisation. I have my own quartet and manage as well as perform at various well-known jazz venues up and down the country. Playing my own compositions as well as classic Jazz standards from jazz repertoire songbook.



Experience and knowledge. 20 years +



I first

began teaching the saxophone privately to people who approached me when I was with the UK Blue Note award-winning band US3 in 1996. I have received positive feedback, been feature in (jazz magazine) and received many compliments on my unique sound and teaching methology, when improvising. This led me to teaching and mentors other jazz enthusiast.



I have studied with world-renowned jazz saxophonist Ralph Moore and who has mentors

me when he visits the UK. Ralph Moore believed in me and saw my style was unique and my interpretation and improvisation are unseen before.



Over the years I have been tutored by Antoine Roney, Kenny Garrett and Bobby Watson and had the have the privilege to have performed with these iconic musicians at various times over the past twenty years.



In 1997 I was invited to the university of Murcia in Spain to teach a jazz day saxophone Jazz workshop, as part of their international jazz summer school. This has led to carrying out other workshops in pain at the La Purisma del Grag School.



I have taught saxophone and flute a different levels within primary school as a teaching assistant, also provided lesson for 11 to 16 years at Elevyn Grace Academy in brixton and at World Heartbeat Music Academy in wandsworth, working alongside Tony Kofi and Byron Wallen.



I continue to work with students on a private basis, from beginner to advanced, working with students at university to supplement their academic learning. I have found it of great importance to identify a students preferred learning and adapting my teaching to allow each pupil to meet their full potential and achieve their full potential.



I am very passionate and jazz past, present and the future; I see my role as mentor, teacher and performer. I encourage my students to research jazz history to promote their sound to ensure it is not a version of somebody else but unique. I am proud of my students, as several of them have achieved excellent music grades enabling them to pursue their goal of auditioning and attending university to complete their music degree.

I have been very fortunate to work alongside Ralph Moore and Kenny Garrett who mentored me and passed down to me their concepts, from Freddie Hubbard. I have studied these concepts and over the years developed my own jazz improvisation, jazz harmony and jazz concepts.





My theory and teaching show the students the importance of: -



1. How to launch your solo.

2. How to build your solo tension and release.

3. Scale choices and modes, what scale/note to weave through solo.

4. How to come out of the solo.

5. The importance of having a good sound on the saxophone.

6. Developing good dexterity with full range of the saxophone, long tone studies etc.

7. Developing the students personal sound that gives his/her their own sound help students with their own forward thinking.



I have performed at many major jazz festivals around the world and I have performed at Ronnie Scoots with Bobby Watson, Ralph Moore and Jerry Bergonzi. I have worked in film and TV most recently on Peak Blinders, Halcyon and composed music for a piece commissioned for he BBC.



I have my own quartet and regularly perform playing classics from jazz legends, such as John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Duke Ellington, performing in and around London.



I can communicate at all levels; I enjoy the interaction with my students, having received positive feedback from students, peers and parents that my teaching methods and concepts have given students confidence in achieving their musical goals and developing them and putting them on the path to achieving their own uniqueness.



I am very passionate about Jazz and one of the reasons I enrolled on the BA jazz course was so I could give something back and give myself additional grounding to enable me to teach jazz at university and schools on a freelance basis. I am now very keen to explore the possibility of teaching students attending music course to develop their jazz basics and assist in raising the jazz profile.



I believe my teaching style and experience would be a great addition in helping your students perfect their craft and achieve their goals

Tutoring Experience:

Teaching variety of students of all ages, from basic saxophone to advanced. Encompassing all aspects of jazz harmony and jazz improvisation. I have my own quartet and manage as well as perform at various well-known jazz venues up and down the country. Playing my own compositions as well as classic Jazz standards from jazz repertoire songbook.

Tutoring Approach:

My theory and teaching show the students the importance of: -



1. How to launch your solo.

2. How to build your solo tension and release.

3. Scale choices and modes, what scale/note to weave through solo.

4. How to come out of the solo.

5. The importance of having a good sound on the saxophone.

6. Developing good dexterity with full range of the saxophone, long tone studies etc.

7. Developing the students personal sound that gives his/her their own sound help students with their own forward thinking.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • Middlesex University (2018) - Jazz 2.1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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