I am a seasoned professional having taught and been playing both saxophone and clarinet for the last 30 years.
I am at ease teaching absolute beginners to those wanting to improve their tone, jazz playing ability, blues scales, producing those elusive altissimo notes, playing subtones, tricks such as glissando, subtones, playing quietly and much more besides. Been there, done that and can teach you how.
If you are just starting the sax or clarinet, I can get you playing within 5 minutes, never failed yet and was even filmed for Sky News to teach the reporter how to play The Pink Panther in a few hours, suffice to say we succeeded!
I prefer to teach the ABRSM grades if you wish to follow the grading structure but more than happy to teach Trinity if that is your preference to Grade 8 standard.
If you are considering playing either clarinet or sax, the sax is much easier to get to grips with as there are no holes to cover and much more versatile in the various playing styles.
The alto sax is the usual one to start on but if you are an adult, you will be perfectly able to start on the tenor sax if you are able to handle the extra weight and slightly more air to push through.
I can start you off the first lesson by lending you one of my instruments and then you can either go to a shop and hire or buy to ensure you can practice between lessons.
I ensure that you have fun as well as learning a lot in a short amount of time and my recommended 1 hour lesson soon goes. but more than happy to teach the half hour and play and talk faster!!
Local home visits available if required.
Excellent lesson he know his stuff. As an adult learner it seems harder but I came away really motivated and looking forward to the next lesson... I also learn a bit... A good find I would highly reccommend Adrian.... More...