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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £45.00

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Personal Description:

I am a recent MA (with Distinction) graduate of The Royal Academy of Music.

As well as leading projects of my own, I have appeared professionally with The London Jazz Orchestra, Neon Orchestra, James Brady's "Voyagers", and the Dom Ingham Sextet. I have performed at many of London's top live music venues, including the Vortex, The 606 Club, QEH, King's Place, Pizza Express Soho, and The Spice of Life.

I play and teach the soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, as well as jazz piano and theory.

Tutoring Experience:

- Woodwind Tutor at Abercorn School.
- Jazz Specialist at Brentwood School.
- Ronnie Scott's "Big Band In A Day" Workshop Leader.
- Tutor for Jazz Rehearsals London.
- NYJC "Jazz Ambassador" ; a course focused on developing the skills to teach improvised music to under-18s.
- Mehr Clef Summer School Assistant Tutor (2014).
- Musical Director of Durham University Big Band (2012).

Drawing on a wealth of teaching experience, I have developed a bespoke approach both to teaching the saxophone, as well as improvisation and jazz theory.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that having fun is the most important part of learning to play an instrument. With this in mind I try to address the specific interests of each individual student, and explore whatever aspects of playing the saxophone appeal to them. This is supported by a solid grounding in technical work, and I also like to encourage some jazz and improvisation in lessons where students show interest.

In addition to this I am able to provide tuition in harmony/theory and basic keyboard skills, as well as composition/arranging.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Academy of Music (2015) - MA (Distinction) in Jazz Performance (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Durham University (2013) - BSc (2:1) Psychology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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