Category Archives: Lessons

RICO Reeds Masterclass at Southport International Jazz Festival

Here’s a 10-minute video highlights package from my RICO masterclass at the 2013 Southport International Jazz festival.

Some of the questions are:

1. How can I follow the changes in a standard?

2. How do you improve playing by ear?

3. What is the best method to keep my reeds in working order?

and much more …

I hope you find this useful!

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Skype Saxophone Lessons – A Short Sample

Ever thought about saxophone lessons with me, but think you live too far away? Well, Bruce lives over 400 miles away from Cambridge but he’s still able to have a weekly saxophone lesson – we use the excellent, free video-calling software, Skype.

Here (and thanks to Bruce for allowing me to share part of his lesson) we are discussing playing overtones over a low C drone …

If you want to know more about how I can help you with five easy steps to REALLY improve your saxophone tone, please drop me a line via my contact page.


Tame the Sax!

The saxophone can be a unforgiving beast to tame. It has caused many a musician to recoil in horror as it squeaks, honks and destroys even the strongest of us all. Yet we’ve tamed it, made it a aphrodisiac – come and find out how …