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Is the teacher a great player?

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A good teacher is not necessarily a great player, and conversely a great player could be a lousy teacher. The important thing is not just that the teacher can communicate, but that they communicate with you. Some teachers may be good with children, others with adults. First impressions are often very important – hopefully you will know quickly if you get on with the teacher as a person.

This is an even more important consideration if you are looking for a teacher for your child as you may need to make the decision on behalf of your son or daughter.

Are they reliable?

Many teachers are also working professional musicians. That is obviously not a bad thing, but it does mean they may need to reschedule at short notice. If this is likely to happen, make sure the teacher has a reasonable attitude and also allows you some flexibility, and that you both know the ground rules for postponements.

Does the teacher encourage  you to learn to teach yourself?

When I worked as a teacher, this was always one of my pet topics. I believe a good teacher will show you how to work things out for yourself, and teach you to become independent so that eventually they become redundant. Many teachers may find this a bit odd, that they are working at becoming obsolete, however this is  far better for you than the teacher who just sees you as a source of income rather than a person with a talent to be nurtured.

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    Hey Everyone, As the title says, I'm looking for an instructor to help me get back into playing sax. Here's some short background: I started playing Alto when I was in the 4th grade and played consistently through high school, taking lessons all the way through as well. I was considered a very advanced player […]
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    Hi there, my name is Andy Liddell and I’m a musician and music teacher (teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute and music theory/composition). I’ve been teaching for around 10 years now - up until recently I was doing most of my teaching in person, but I’m now just in the process of making the transition into teaching […]
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    Hi all, I'm looking for a Yorkshire-based teacher for alto saxophone, and clarinet as well ideally. I'm at an advanced level on clarinet, but have never had a very nice tone so suspect my embouchure needs attention. I've also started learning alto sax now but am very concerned to get the technique right from the […]
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    Hi one and All I am an experienced Saxophone teacher based in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. I have been playing Saxophone for 40 years and teaching full time for the last 13 years. I spent 17 yeas in the Army as a saxophonist, playing all over the world. I now play in Big […]
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    Hi, It's been a long time since I last posted anything here, so apologies if I've popped up in the wrong category! I'm posting details flagging up my teaching. If you're interested, please do get in touch. Best Wishes Simon Spillett Winner of a clutch of awards for his music (Top Tenor in the 2011 […]
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    Hi! I have been a professional musician for over 40 years, and teaching saxophone and flute for the last 20 years. I have worked all over the world, doing sessions and with bands in many styles and genres. My lessons are tailor-made for each individual student, with an emphasis on jazz improvisation and having fun. […]
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    Hi, I am just starting on the alto and I was looking for a few lessons with a tutor to set me on the right path with the embochure and the basics. Unfortunately I cannot afford regular lessons, as I already spend a lot on lessons for my child, but I guess a few lessons, […]
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