I can offer private one-to-one saxophone tuition in the Tiptree and surrounding areas whether you are an absolute beginner or more advanced player. My specialist areas are jazz improvisation but can accommodate all other styles. Also music theory and how to build a structured practise routine. All lessons include handouts with references to topics covered in the lessons, CD's of backing tracks used when learning tunes and improvisation techniques. I have completed an N.V.Q. Teaching course via Access to Music (Leicester College) which incorporated a one year placement in the music department at the Colne Community College, Brightlingsea working alongside the head of music Mr Simon Lovell. As part of this course I wrote a progressive instrumental teaching plan entitled: "Thirty week improvisation course for saxophone". I incorporate this as part of my private tuition syllabus.I have been teaching since 1995 and many of my past and present students are now teaching themselves or playing live gigs in various bands! Please e-mail me for tuition details/pricing.
The music/entertainment services I can offer are as follows:
Infusion: A guitar and sax duo playing a mix of funk, fusion and beyond. Backed by full band backing tracks, we can create a funky and lively groove to appeal to all tastes.
Infusion 2: Sax and piano duo with the amazing Phil Leader, playing modern arrangements of jazz standards and new music with a jazz slant.
2 Funky: A two saxophone duo playing a broad range of tunes from Jazz to Soul and Funk. Combining the latest in modern technology with the rich sounds and harmonies achievable with two saxes. Both of the above can be extended to full bands if required i.e. quartet, quintet.
OutLand: My latest project that incorporates sax, cello, trumpet, piano and percussion playing what we label as "worldfolkclassicaljazz".
Spooky: A lively 6 piece band featuring great 3 part vocal harmonies playing of broad range of popular tunes from the 60'2 up to modern day material.
Soul Kitchen: The ultimate party band. With crazy costumes and manic dance routines - guaranteed to get any crowd on their feet. Playing a wide range of well known tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond by such artist's as Otis Redding, Madness, Simply Red, Van Morrison, James Brown and many more.
Please e-mail me for booking details or more information on Outland, Infusion, 2 Funky, Spooky and/or Soul Kitchen.