- Jazz, Classical
- All quals
- Home visits
Highly experienced jazz saxophonist and teacher who has been performing / teaching for over 20 years . Former Guildhall School of Music student with a jazz Diploma and a current DBS,
I have performed as a jazz saxophonist on the Jazz scene for many years, playing at all the major clubs and festivals . I have also taught at some of the UK's top schools such as Bedales and Tiffin School for Boys as well as many schools across London.(I'm currently teaching at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill on Saturdays)
I am familiar with the ABRSM classical and Trinity Guildhall syllabi having guided many pupils successfully through their exams .
Local in Highgate and happy to travel. Lessons :£35 from home or £40 local travel.
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- Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical
- Jazz grade exams
- Home visits
I am a UK-based professional saxophonist with over 30 year's experience, playing live gigs, recording sessions, TV & Radio worldwide. I've played in all sorts of styles and situations. Whatever level you are at, I can show you how to get the best out of yourself and your instrument, and HAVE FUN at the same time.
I can come to you if you are based in North London, or you can come to me. I have professional studio facilities and loads of teaching aids.
- All Ages / Stages
- All quals
- Jazz, Classical, Blues
- Jazz Theory and Improvisation
I am a qualified teacher (PGCE) with over thirty years’ experience. I have written several books, including The Jazz Method For Saxophone (which has now sold over 100, 000 copies), Developing Jazz Technique For Saxophone, and similar books for the clarinet and flute, many of which have been translated into other languages.
My students range from an eight-year old girl learning the recorder to a seventy-year old man who plays the tenor saxophone. I teach a variety of styles, including jazz, classical and world music, and lessons may cover instrumental technique, reading, ear-training, theory, harmony or improvisation, according to the student’s needs. I place great emphasis on developing correct breathing, embouchure and articulation, since it is mastery of these techniques that lays the foundation for the student’s success and enjoyment.
I teach from my home on the south side of Alexandra Park (N8). I welcome enthusiastic students of all ages and levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.
I am an experienced and qualified clarinet and saxophone teacher who provides a holistic approach to learning, with extensive experience teaching in London schools and privately for over 20 years.
My lessons are tailored to the individual requirements of each student. I provide a nurturing environment which facilitates learning in a fun and dynamic way. Students discover ways to build a strong technique whilst developing an awareness and appreciation of music.
I believe it’s important to set all my the student up for success, instilling confidence whilst allowing them to feel supported. Working in this way has produced wonderful results:
- Over 95% of my students achieve distinctions in their grade exams (jazz and classical) from grades 1-8. All others have been awarded merits.
· All students performing for their GCSE and A Level exams have achieved the highest results
· All students who have applied for music bursaries at secondary schools have been awarded places.
· All students who have applied to study music beyond Grade 8 at University/Music Conservatoires have been offered places.
· All students are offered opportunities to perform, play in groups, compose and record their music (both in lessons and in recording studios.)
I am a graduate from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (studying under Dame Thea King), with Graduate Diploma in Education (qualified classroom and instrumental teacher, equivalent to PGCSE) and Graduate Diploma in Performance (Australia) Testimonials available upon request.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information.
Tom Elliot Read
Tom has 18 years of musical experience, starting piano at the age of 6 and developing through clarinet to saxophone at the age of 10 before discovering a passion for singing and vocal technique during his time at university. He works with musical theatre singers primarily however is open to the voice as an instrument of all styles and uses a variety of practices such as Estill vocal technique to assist a varied teaching portfolio.
- All Ages / Stages