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Learn to play music: performance, improvisation, ear training and theory.

I offer lessons in music, improvisation, music theory and ear training.
My primary instruments are saxophone and bass-clarinet, secondary instruments are the flute and piano.
I offer lessons in performance and technique on my primary instruments, for jazz students, lessons can include piano and vocal training.
I can help you work through grades, or master a particular style also.

I am primarily a jazz musician but am classically trained also, with 6 years experience as a teacher and over a decade as a performer.
Lessons are tailored to suit the individual, if you think you would like to learn with me, send a message and we can discuss what you want to learn.

Extra information

Must have your own instrument :-)

Location

At teacher's location: Altringham Road, Whitehall, Bristol BS5 7AS, UK
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Children (7-12 years old)
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Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

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