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This style of clarinet playing is radically different from the classical approach with its use of a pronounced vibrato and an 'unfocused' tone. It owes much to the legacy of Sidney Bechet whose style of playing was emulated by so many other players in this genre. It is sometimes very difficult to...

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Conducting the junior band at Husavik Music School, Iceland in 1987. Almost all the kids in this photo are wearing track suits as, after the rehearsal, they would clip on their ski's to ski home through the very deep snow. When I first arrived it snowed heavily 24/7 for eight weeks!

The RAF College Band lay down their instruments for a well earned break during last years 100th anniversary celebrations.

This was one of a series of saxophone master classes I gave in collaboration with my good friend and colleague Don Wright. This was a 'group' workshop activity and not to be confused with 'normal' tuition which is given on a one-to-one basis.

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It has unfortunately proved impossible for me to copy testimonials/reviews from the many other websites I am on but, for a more comprehensive account of my teaching over the past ten years you may care to look at the many glowing testimonials my past students have kindly written here: https://www...

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Here is the part from the movie where the music professor communicates with the alien using the Kodaly method, and the alien responds with the same five tones also using the Kodaly method.

Does anyone remember the sci-fi film 'Close Encounters of the third Kind'? Those of you who do, may have been rather curious as to the hand signs the musicologist used to communicate with the aliens when they park their massive UFO on a mountain top. These are the hand signs developed by the Hung...

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Many people will have heard the word 'Eurythmics' through the 80's Annie Lennox band of that name, but few know what Eurythmics really is. Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (July 6, 1865 – July 1, 1950) was a Swiss composer, musician and music educator who developed Dalcroze Eurhythmics, an approach to learn...

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No instrument? No worries. I can lend you an instrument for your first lesson to try out first before deciding on lessons. I can also recommend cheap instrument rentals from as low as £5.00 a month.


Testimonials

3 months ago
Since taking lessons with Chris my playing has improved considerably. He is very patient and not critical when I play badly. He is always suggesting ways to practice better and improve my playing. It was quite daunting taking up lessons later in life, but he makes you feel at ease and able to progress. I am now working towards my grade 2 clarinet exam, and also working on improving my music theory to help with playing/reading music.
- Linda C
3 months ago
Chris has been teaching my 12 year old daughter clarinet and alto saxophone for nearly 5 years now and is also currently teaching my 9 year old son clarinet. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and focuses on good technique and allows my children to experience a wide repertoire of music. He always provides extra opportunities for them to learn outside of their lessons by sending us music and links for additional support and learning.
- Andie B
3 months ago
I am just finishing my first course with Chris. As an "older" student who is learning an instrument and music for the first time, I was extremely apprehensive and nervous, but made to feel very comfortable with my progress, or sometimes lack of it ! I will be continuing with my lessons.Great teacher, would highly recommend !!!
- Raymond B

Clarinet & Saxophone Tuition for All

Expert tuition for all ages and levels of ability from beginner to advanced. I am a well qualified and seasoned specialist with over forty years successful experience both as a music teacher and professional musician. Since 1975 I have maintained a 100% pass rate in ABRSM examinations with over 95% of my pupils gaining passes with merit or distinction.

I also offer tuition in music theory, GCSE & A level music and, for those living outside my area, I can offer tuition via Webcam (Skype/Zoom) 

I am fully DBS checked for work in schools and registered on the update service.











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