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My main focus of teaching is jazz improvisation, with an emphasis on the styles of the swing and bebop era.
In the lessons we will work together to hone the skills needed to play with musicality and idiomatic language.
I will address the fundamentals of saxophone playing including posture, breathing, development of a good tone, articulation, phrasing and interpretation.
We will listen to and analyse solos of the master players and I will show you how to extract and develop vocabulary.
I will take you through the most commonly played jazz standards and show you ways of hearing, understanding and remembering the chord changes.