Information About Francesca Harper - Cullompton teacher
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I have been a professional touring saxophonist for nearly 20 years. As a child I learnt classical, then as a teenager I joined the Hampshire Youth Jazz Orchestra which opened my ears. I went on to study Jazz for 3 years in Chichester and from there found myself in Brighton after landing a residency at a well know live music club there. I joined numerous bands with whom I have toured the country, mainland Europe and even over to Moscow. My favourite styles to play are funk, soul, ska and blues, but am happy to play what ever I can. My 3 sax super heroes are Maceo Parker, Joshua Redman and Lee Thompson. I like pushing the instrument to its extremes, particularly with altisimo notes, slap tonuging and volume!!
While at college I had quite a few students, but being on the road left me unable to commit to regular lessons with pupils. I have taken teaching up again in the last year and am really enjoying sharing my knowledge again. I play mainly tenor but able to teach any of the saxes.
I can fit my teaching style to suit the individual. If grades are wanted we can follow the ABRSM or guildhall syllabus. If a more casual approach is required we can work through different paths. All styles will be based on solid theory and notation reading. I'm very friendly and up for exploring what the individual wants to try but I do require a commitment to practise from my students.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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- Chichester College (2002) - HND (College) (✘ Not On File)