Weekend Workshop for Adults

March 2-3, 9am to 4pm Notting Hill



1 x Weekend Ensemble Workshop - Day 1 (March 2)

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Requirements: grade 1-4
Ages: 18+
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 5 pm
Venue: Clementi House – Notting Hill


This weekend  course is designed for those who want to  deepen their musical and saxophone knowledge in a short period.

You will tackle all the fundamentals of saxophone playing with particular attention to embouchure, sound, finger movement, notes, rhythm and reading.

The course consists of technique labs for sound and embouchure, reading, group playing and an informal performance for peers at the end of the course.


Technique lab

    • tonguing exercises
    • scales & arpeggios
    • finger movement
    • articulations (staccato and slurring)
    • how to practice efficiently
    • keeping a good and open sound throughout the range


Rhythm lab

    • play in tempo
    • using the metronome
    • feel beat internally
    • hold part in a group
    • rhythm exercises in group


  • Guest teacher: drummer and percussionist James Taylor


Sound lab

  • embouchure – common issues and mistakes
  • experimenting with sound
  • projection
  • breathing and anatomy of respiratory system


Daily saxophone ensemble

  • rehearsal of an ensemble piece (parts will be sent a week prior to the start of the course)
  • performance of the piece at the end of the course

Download workshop program



What to bring

  • A mind ready to learn and improve saxophone skills with proven teaching methods and to have fun!
  • Saxophone and reeds
  • Manuscript paper
  • Notebook
  • Music stand
  • Audio recording device

Venue details

Clementi House
128 Kensington Church Street
W8 4BH
Tube station: Notting Hill Gate


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March 2-3, 9am to 4pm Notting Hill

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