I teach Clarinet and Saxophone beginners and advanced students of all ages, across all genres, but perhaps specialising in improvisation and performance. I work alongside, rather than within, the grade exam system, and will happily work with your other theory and syllabus tutors.
I run workshops for small groups at similar levels (typically 4 – 8 people). These are open to all reeds players: please contact me for more details.
The ProSax Companion & CD Volume I: Chordal Facility (publisher Bozon Music, ISBN-13: 978-0952778806)
Approachable from Grade 6 and designed to be useful over an entire playing career, with the overall objective of equivalent fluency in all keys, this tutorial system also tackles high notes; relationships to scales; vertical/horizontal styles; ear training; fixed intervals and sight reading.
The 43-track CD offers vari-speed and vari-style backing for exercises, useful drop-in points for longer exercises and, for overall enjoyment, is based on often beautiful original compositions (hear sample). I have taken great care to introduce variations and tunes which don’t irritate when repetition in all keys is required.
“When I become Prime Minister I will make the ProSax Companion a compulsory item to be carried in the lid of every saxophone case. It will in one operation remove the complacency present in some sax players – try going through it from cover to cover without being severely tested at some point, whoever you are – and, it will also provide the ideal means of self-improvement with its carefully chosen and well devised routines.
And Tony Wright, as Minister for Saxophone Affairs, will be a leading member of my cabinet.”
If you would like to order a copy of The Pro Sax Companion (£30 plus carriage) please contact us.