Saxophone Lessons, Bath, Bristol & Bradford on Avon 

John is an excellent teacher. I have been taking lessons with him for about three months and have improved faster than at any other time in my saxophone-playing life (over 10 years)  A R   

Saxophone lessons, jazz improvisation, harmony & theory and composition. Are you looking for a saxophone teacher? Would you like to learn how to improvise? Or some help with your compositions? I've been playing saxophone for just over 24 years. My partner and I have just relocated from London to Bath. I have a BA hons in jazz and composition, plus 20 years experience working as a professional saxophonist. I write music and have released several albums under my own name, as well as playing on many other peoples records.  I’ve played for a huge variety of bands over the years and in doing so have picked up lots of useful tricks of the trade. I now have the pleasure of passing these on to my students. More info about me here  Biography.

Advanced Saxophone Techniques

I have also done a lot of work on more advanced saxophone techniques like multiphonics, overtones, circular breathing and extended altissimo range. My latest project 'The Hidden Notes' is the culmination of 5 years work spent developing a tonal approach to saxophone multi-phonics and overtones. More info here:

Harmony and Theory, Compositions and Jazz Improvisation Lessons  

In addition to saxophone tuition, I’m able to teach instrumentalists and vocalists, jazz improvisation, composition and basic piano skills. I was lucky enough while at university to have composition and harmony lessons with some of the UK's most inspirational players and teachers. This gave me a very good grounding in harmony and theory, which has been hugely helpful for both my writing and playing. I’ve also spent a lot of time studying and transcribing the Jazz Masters like: Sunny Rollin’s, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Joe Lovano and many more. Through doing this I have discovered a series of steps which are very helpful for developing a strong jazz vocabulary. These steps are not instrument specific so will be conducive to all musicians. 

Saxophone Lesson Prices

Saxophone lessons start from £40 and are taught in Bath near the Holburne Museum, or at Blowout Sax on N Parade where I also do some teaching. Alternatively, sax lessons can be arranged at the student’s home in and around Bath, Bradford On Avon and Frome. I'm happy to teach all levels, from complete beginners to advanced and tailor lessons to help students achieve their goals. 

Saxophone Lessons in East London

I still travel back to London fairly regularly for gigs and rehearsals, so will continue to teach in East London on a semi-regular basis. London lessons are taught in the Glasshouse Community Centre next to Victoria Park but can also be arranged at the student's home.