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I’m Dan Forshaw, an award-winning saxophonist currently teaching saxophone at Cambridge University, The Guildhall School of Music and to private students across the world. I studied in both London and New York with some of the best musicians on the planet.  I have an active performing and recording schedule ranging from my own jazz trio to performances with rock bands and cathedral choirs.

My students range from schoolchildren to investment bankers with a hobby, from PhD students taking a break from the lab to first-timers who’ve dreamed for years of playing the sax … And some are professional musicians looking to improve their technique.

Whatever your background or story I can help you build your confidence and give you the skills to make the saxophone sing!


What do you get?

1 One-to-one saxophone tuition in my studio or via Skype

You don’t have to live in Cambridge to have lessons with me. I’ve been one of the pioneers of Skype lessons, I taught my first Skype student seven years ago. (Here’s what my students say about Skype lessons.) Off the web my studio is three minutes from M11 Junction 10.

2 An extensive range of online courses

Many people have a first consultation lesson with me and then sign up for the recommended Cambridge Saxophone online courses. All my courses follow a logical path and work well alongside one-to-one tuition too.

3 Outstanding results

My students have an incredible 100% distinction rate for ABRSM grade 8 exams – the highest grade on offer. And their 100% pass rate for all ABRSM exams means I have a proven track record for inspiring all my students to achieve their potential.

4 Make music with others

In partnership with Wood Wind & Reed in Cambridge and the Stapleford Granary I started the Stapleford Jazz Collective in September 2014. On the first Wednesday of each month adult music makers of all abilities can have fun playing jazz together.

5 Learn new skills away from the saxophone

One of the biggest innovations I’ve developed in the past two years is encouraging students to learn alongside each other by posting examples of their work to On this site there are some videos to help you, so even if you’re a complete novice with computers it won’t be a barrier to you.


If you want to know more, please contact me on 01223 836997 or email me.