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Music Teacher of the Year

I was delighted to receive the ‘Music Teacher of the Year’ award at Madingley Hall, Cambridge on Thursday, 27th August 2020. The judges cited the incredible testimonies from my students and the clear results in their exams and public performances as a clear indication of excellence.

The award is testament to the hard work of my students who motivate me too keep bringing innovative lessons to CambridgeSaxophone.com 

Here’s to working hard for next year’s award!

Getting (and Keeping) Gigs!

We all love to perform. Just last Sunday I had the pleasure of playing with the Tribe of Judah Gospel Choir in London.

My family came down for the service, which was held in a 3000-seater conference centre. My 1-year-old son loved listening to the music, but the highlight of the event (for me) was when he got on stage after most people had gone and I was jamming with the musicians – he just wanted to dance to the music, he just wanted to show people how inspired he was by the music. He wanted to perform something.

As adults (or teens) we can also want to get to that point where we get the chance to perform more often. Here’s some solid advice I’ve picked up after 15 years of playing – from musicians such as Branford Marsalis, Chris Potter, Eric Alexander, Eric Revis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Harry Connick Jnr, Courtney Pine and many, many more.