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Saxophone Teachers South East

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Heathfield, Crowborough, Pembury & surrounding areas

Rebecca Hurrell
MA, BMus 1st Class Hons. DBS checked

I teach soprano, alto and tenor saxophone from beginner to advanced level.  I also teach Bb clarinet and music theory. A wide range of different musical styles are taught, and I tailor each lesson to the individual. Some of my pupils decide to work towards grades, with most achieving a Merit or Distinction. 
Experience of teaching students with special needs.

I teach at Judd and TGS schools in Tonbridge and private pupils within East Sussex and West Kent. I teach in the convenience of your own home or online via Zoom. I have played in a variety of top venues in the UK and have also played internationally.

RATE: £36 per hour online/East Sussex/West Kent.

Teaching days: Monday-Thursday only.

Brighton - East Sussex

Melanie Borsack
Approachable, enthusiastic teacher, BMus and CRB. I teach jazz and contemporary styles as well as classical and theory, beginners up to grade 8 and all ages. Work towards your own goals at your own pace: performing, reading music, joining a band, exams, improvising. Reasonable rates & regular or casual lessons in Kemptown, Brighton.

Phone: 07800756222

South East

Jeremy Lyons
Qualified music teacher (BA, PGCE) and professional saxophone player offering lessons from beginners to advanced, both adults and children. Jazz theory and improvisation can be taught, and Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM jazz syllabuses are used for exams. Lessons are taught from my home music room in Borstal, Rochester.

30 min lesson - £20
45 min lesson - £30
60 min lesson - £40

Phone: 07851 402794

Brighton - East Sussex

Andre Emond
Jazz saxophone and Flute tuition
Over forty years teaching and playing experience. Beginners welcome. Areas covered are: Improvisation, Scales/modes, technique, chords , ear training, learning tunes and much more. I also provide backing CDs to practice along with.

Phone: 07913 261 823

Withyham - East Sussex

Andrew Sutton
B.A. Hons, A.R.C.M. A.Mus.T.C.L
Experienced teacher of clarinet and saxophone in both classical and jazz styles. I am an examiner for Trinity College and Edexcel A level. I teach to all levels and am experienced with both children and adults.

Phone: 07714 482413

Lewes-Uckfield-Hailsham-Seaford area - East-Sussex

Thomas Christen
Over 30 years experience as teacher and performer. Tuition for all ages and levels, children particularly welcome. Focus on technique & tone development, improvisation, rhythm & theory. Lessons in Laughton, Lewes, or student’s home. CRB checked.

Phone: 01323 811649 or 07980 926064

Eastbourne area - East Susssex

Rob Sansom
Saxophone, clarinet and flute tuition at a convenient location in Eastbourne or home visits in the local area. Rob has many years experience of playing professionally in a diverse range of styles and situations, so is happy to tailor tuition to individual requirements. CRB checked. Optional exam coaching. First no-obligation lesson/consultation free, then lessons from £15.

Phone: 0777 608 6075

Maidstone, Kent

James Penny
I have a 1st class B.A(Hons - Jazz) from Leeds College of Music. I teach Saxophone/Flute and composition from beginners to advanced in Jazz, Blues, Rock and Pop specializing in Improvisation. I am based in Maidstone, Kent. Please contact me using the information below for further inquires.

mobile: 0753 4560 308

Whitstable Kent

John Wakefield
Approachable and very enthusiastic teacher with 35 years playing experience in a wide variety of contexts and 7 years teaching experience both as a classroom teacher and privately. I can teach beginners to advanced and have a good knowledge of music theory and ear training. £25/hour.
phone 01227 261592

Rochester - Kent

Sam Corkin
BMus, MMus (guildhall school of music) and LRAM teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. For more information, see website.

Phone: 07788956075

Ashford - Kent

Adam Fullerton BMus PGCE
I can teach Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and theory of music. I am a trained secondary school music teacher and teach all ages and abilities.

Phone: 07590372487

Tunbridge Wells - Kent

Scott Garland
Scott has moved back to Tunbridge Wells after 25 years in London, working in West End shows, TV programmes,Radio broadcasts, Tours, Sessions and various gigs in London, Europe and Worldwide!!
He has worked with a host of names in his time, from The Spice Girls to The Brand New Heavies to the BBC big band to Shirley Bassey!!!. He has been a member of two award winning Jazz groups............ Sax Appeal and The Pete Cater big band.
Now back in his home town, he is offering lessons in all the saxophones, theory and jazz harmony. He teaches all ages, from absolute beginner to professional level, grade exams and diploma.
Rates are £35.00 an hour, within a 5 mile radius of Tunbridge Wells, £40.00 an hour outside of this area.
Phone : 07775 811438
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Tunbridge Wells - Kent

Bob Bernard
Professional saxophone teacher and musician. Teaching all styles, Jazz studies, Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall exams, high pass marks.
For further information go to my website

Phone: 01892 523497

Tunbridge Wells - Kent

Richard Melkonian
BA Music, Yale University. Sax,clarinet, theory instruction in your home; beginners to Grade 8, classical and jazz. All ages; also quartet and big band coaching. I've played in high level wind orchestras, big bands and quartets for over 40 years and currently teach at a well known local music school. Full (enhanced) CRB checked.

Phone: 07809 449569

Sevenoaks - Kent

Clare Potter Bmus LRSM
Friendly and enthusiastic saxophone and clarinet teacher. Complete beginners to advanced. DBS checked. Children only.

Phone: 07969241472

Kent - Maidstone, Bromley, Sevenoaks

Brendan Mills
Signed to Prestige Elite. Full time Jazz saxophonist, GSMD (P), BA(hons)Jazz, BBC approved composer, ABRSM registered. Please check out my testimonials on my website!!

Phone: 07891 518 262

Ramsgate, Kent

Richard Goffin-Lecar
BA(Hons), Dip Mus. Dip. RS. Saxophone tuition for beginners up to grade 8 and beyond. Experienced (and patient) multi-instrumentalist teacher and performer.

Tel: 07717 684299

Ramsgate, Kent

Vaughan Hawthorne-Nelson
MA Ed, PGCE. An exceptional teacher, able to guide students of all levels to success. He has over 20 years experience as a performer and recording artist with players such as Gary Husband, Mark Mondesir, Julian Joseph and Courtney Pine. Vaughan is also a trained teacher and supports a range of learning needs.

DBS checked. Free trial lesson. £25 per hour.

Tel: 07780 500 830

Whistable / Canterbury - Kent

Mel Dawkins
Born into a musical family I learned how to play the piano and violin reaching Grade 7 and Grade 8 consecutively. I started the Saxophone in my 20's and went on to do a Postgraduate degree in Jazz at Napier University, Edinburgh studying with the top Jazz players in Scotland.
I have QTS teaching status and teach music in schools. I also have a lot of experience working with people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
I play professionally in a Gypskazz band and perform as a soloist at weddings and private parties around the country.

Phone: 07905312056

Biddenden - Kent

Pete Lowe
With over 30 years professional experience Pete’s lessons are aimed at pupils wishing to take up music as a hobby with a view to playing in local bands or for their own amusement.
For those seeking a career change we supply strong coffee and free counseling.
Pete’s speciality is solo Soprano Sax and Flute for TV, films and recitals.

Phone: 07860 162979 Or: 01580 291024

Deal and Sandwich - Kent

Kate Griffin
Experienced advanced Sax teacher. Offers a free trial lesson to all students regardless of age or ability. Call or email now to book your free trial!

Beginners to advanced students welcome.

Phone: 01304 621001

Surrey, Kent.

Suzi Gee
I live in Warlingham Surrey CR6 9TL and teach from home studio. I also travel - croydon, surrey area.

Professional musician/performer and teacher. 25 years experience in TV, Recording, Theatre, and performance. Been teaching (in schools and privately for 15 years) whilst continuing to perform with solo act and band work. BaMus/theatre (Mountview Academy Dramatic Arts, Dipjazz/pop (Goldsmiths University), CTABRSM teaching ABRSM.

Phone: 0771 4077456

Cranleigh, near Guildford - Surrey

John Sandford
Total beginners to advanced, including ABRSM classical and jazz exams. Lessons are structured to suit all requirements working on tone production, through to jazz improvisation, technique and performance. I run my own big band and am Musical Director for another big band.

Phone: 01483 271429, Mobile: 077390 16643

Camberley - Surrey

Claire Henry ARCM LRAM
Saxophone and clarinet beginner to diploma. Studied at the Royal College of music. Plays in numerous ensembles. My recent sax diploma student passed with distinction on her first sitting!
Phone: 07930 460359

Storrington - West Sussex

Darren Smith
Darren Smith BMus(Hons). Saxophone (alto & tenor), clarinet and theory tuition. My teaching focus is as much on the joy of playing as on mastery of technique. Pupils are encouraged to discover their own musical identity and be able to express themselves through their instrument. Beginner to intermediate levels. Classical and Jazz/Blues genres. All ages welcome. £15 per half hour, £30 per hour.

Phone: 07920 017154

Turners Hill - West Sussex

Hannah Taylor BMus (hons)
Young, fun and approachable with many years teaching experience of all ages, a music degree and lots of playing experience both solo and in groups. I believe in not just teaching the dots, but also training the ear and being creative. Clarinet also taught.
£30 per hour (£15 for half an hour)

Phone: 07742322612

South Coast, West Sussex, Worthing.

Stephen Kelly
Saxophone tuition from an experienced player and teacher.
All styles, including pop and rock , improvisation and jazz theory .

Beginners to advanced students welcome.

Phone: 01903 210073

Worthing - West Sussex

Steve Turner
Steve is a professional teacher/player and has played with pop band Madness for the last 8 years. He teaches at his purpose built soundproof studio in Worthing. Steve is qualified and fully CRB checked. Take a look at his web-site for student reviews


South East England

Simon Spillett
Winner of a clutch of awards for his music (Top Tenor in the 2011 British Jazz Awards, Album of the Year in Jazz Journal 2009, BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star 2007 and most recently Services to British Jazz 2016), Simon Spillett has been a professional saxophonist for over two decades, performing with his own bands at such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's and festivals like The London Jazz Festival as well as broadcasting on BBC Radio 3.
His playing associations range from jazz legends like Jon Hendricks and John Dankworth through to pop names such as Will Young and Mick Hucknall and he has released three albums which have received rave reviews in both the national and the specialist press.
Simon has taught the saxophone almost as long as he's been playing it, taking masterclasses for and others, as well as providing bespoke one-on-one tuition for private students, ranging from beginners to professionals. "My aim is to identify what the student wants to achieve and help them work towards it," he says, "be it improvisation or simply getting to grips with the mechanics of the instrument."
Phone: +44(0) 7703 556147