Music is a wonderful experience that can be shared with and enjoyed by everyone, evoking fun, passion, laughter and more, and I relish the good fortune that enables me to work with many fine people. Bearing in mind that everyone is different I take pride in being able to help people to play whichever style or genre that suits them, be it classical, modern or something more jazz or blues orientated.
Most music played by saxophone and clarinet benefits from accompaniment which I am happy to provide as much as possible on the piano, something that is often appreciated and enjoyed, as one of the greatest pleasures of playing a musical instrument is doing it with other people. All lessons are on a one to one basis, so everyone receives my full attention and can learn and progress at their own pace within the relaxed environment of my home studio near Elgin. Initially a half hour session is sufficient and will be all that most people require, although 3/4 or hour long visits can be arranged.
I am proud to have successfully worked with students of all ages and abilities, I definitely subscribe to “It’s never too late to learn” and aim to have a positive influence upon all of my students.
For those that wish to take them, I enter my students in the public examination sessions run by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music including the more recently developed jazz exams.