My lessons are tailored to each individual student’s needs and I always take their preferred learning styles into account. Creativity and enjoyment are central to my way of teaching, and I thus incorporate engaging activities into the lesson.
I provide engaging, stimulating and thorough lessons, each one suited and tailored to the needs of the individual student. A discussion with the student in the very first lesson allows me to understand the aims and goals of the individual; from there I create a learning plan that ensures these aims and goals can be met and achieved. For me it is vital that the students feel heard and well adapted with the choice of both repertoires and teaching methods.
I have a wealth of teaching experience that leaves me well-equipped and comfortable in providing engaging, stimulating and thorough lessons, each one suited and tailored to the needs of the individual student. A discussion with the student in the very first lesson allows me to understand the aims and goals of the individual; from there I create a learning plan that ensures these aims and goals can be met and achieved.
I currently tutor students privately, covering jazz, improvisation skills, jazz theory, classical saxophone, and am comfortable entering students into graded exams (ABRSM and Trinity). I was the Saxophone Tutor at Hackney Community College for ten years from 1995-2005, where I taught jazz Saxophone to adults, covering basic to intermediate saxophone techniques and performance skills.
I have also taught extra-curricular music to children in Primary Schools (2005-2015 at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School) and Saturday morning music centres (2000-2006 at Borough Music School).
I have been working as a professional saxophonist since 1990.
1991-94-Goldsmiths College Music Workshop Skills teaching certificate.
1989-1994 running workshops nationally connected with The Happy End Big Band,
and collaborating with The London School Of Samba.
1995-2005-Saxophone teacher at Hackney Community College, running jazz workshops for adults, covering basic to intermediate saxophone techniques + performance skills.
2000-2006 – Guitar and saxophone tutor at Borough Music School, Southwark.
2000-2001-Musical Director for the resident street band at the Millennium Dome.
Directing a band performing jazz, funk, calypso and ska music etc.
2000-2004 - ran music workshops for the Thames Festival procession.
2005-2015 –Guitar tutor at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School.
2012-presenting workshops in community centres in and around London, working with African and Asian musicians.
2015- present: improvisation workshops in non-idiomatic improvised music.
Working with students at Leeds & Middlesex University.
2000-present: private saxophone tuition, covering jazz and improvisation skills + graded exams.
Adrian and I have played together in several bands for many years now. He is a consummate saxophone player, can play in many styles and is a good and insightful communicator - the ideal person to guide students towards their personal goals,
Adrian is a brilliant tutor, with lots of experience teaching. I have seen his lessons and they are well taught and the students are always happy. I would recommend him as a teacher.
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