undefinedSummer Saxes 2010

Come and play your saxophone in small and large groups with music provided and expert help and encouragement.


Resident: £295 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 20/20II

What is the course about?

Gerard’s winter course is always extremely well attended, so book early to avoid disappointment. As usual you’ll play in ensembles ranging from quartets to a whole saxophone choir, and there will also be workshops and technique clinics. Although pre-formed quartets are very welcome, no previous experience of ensemble playing is necessary. Music is provided, but you can also bring your own. Please let us know what size(s) of instrument you intend to bring. The basis level of playing for this course is around Grade 5.

Tutor website: www.saxsaxsax.com

What will we cover?

The course is aimed at improving sight reading and chamber music skills. Gerard has a large library of saxophone music and tips to improve playing are added in throughout the course. The main key to the course is variety so in one session you could be playing Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ in an octet and in the next some Bach in a quartet. Styles of music covered include folk, jazz, classical and pop. 

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

The course is aimed at improving sight reading and chamber music skills.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Lower/Upper Intermediate, Advanced

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

You will play in everything from a quartet to large ensemble.  No preparation is required.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

No, it will be provided by the tutor on the course.

Is there anything I need to bring?

The atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly. Participants are encouraged to bring more than one type of saxophone.

What previous participants said about this course…

“Friendly, varied, hard-working and fun!”

“Terrific - you should go!”

“Very enjoyable and well worth attending to improve performance skills and confidence.”

Booking for Members opens at 9am on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Non-Nember and Online booking opens at 9am on Monday 3 February 2020. For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking see here.