Saxophone Lessons

For people wishing to learn to play the sax in the Manchester and Cheshire area, I can offer tuition in technique, reading, theory and improvisation.

I have played many styles of music professionally, so whatever the student’s tastes, I will be able to give them a solid grounding, whether they wish to play with other musicians or purely for personal enjoyment. I can also tutor for grade exams.

Beginners are very welcome, please don’t worry if you have no previous knowledge of music, lessons will proceed at your pace with no pressure.

For students of other melody instruments, I am able to offer lessons in Jazz improvisation providing there is a reasonable level of technical ability and some knowledge of scales.

New! In response to requests from students I have recorded some playalong tracks which enable a musician to play fours with a teacher and improve their improvisation skills. Aimed at beginner and intermediate level players, there are four 12 bar blues tracks in easy keys and the standards Summertime, Autumn Leaves, St Thomas, two versions of Blue Bossa and Watermelon Man all recorded with gaps for the student to play an improvised response to the teacher's line. If you would like to purchase these tracks, please contact me at alison@alisondiamond.co.uk to arrange a transfer of £10 and you will receive a Dropbox link to download the files

Online lessons are available via Facetime and Skype

I can also offer online lessons via Facetime or Skype to students in other areas. Watch the video opposite to find out more.

Skype

Here are some websites that might be useful to anyone learning the saxophone

Jazz Summer School

Based in Newcastle, August 4th-5th 2018

Excellent tutors, should be a great weekend

 

Macclesfield Music Centre runs ensembles for players of all levels, the atmosphere is friendly and informal.

Macclesfield Music Centre

Jazzwise books, music and DVDs
Jazzbacks backing tracks

Standardstrax Backing tracks with a good selection of Jazz

Karaoke Version Mixed backing tracks, Pop, Soul, Jazz with the option to alter keys and customise

Cafe Saxophone A friendly forum for discussion of Saxophone related topics

Youtube many videos of musicians to learn from

Saxophone Hire Good quality instruments at reasonable prices
Woodwind Exchange Bradford shop with huge range of instruments and mouthpieces, staffed by knowledgable and talented players
Woodwind and Co Expert repair shop in South Manchester