People have different interests and musical tastes and one single teaching method does not work for every student.
You may want to learn to read musical notation and theory, just play tunes, or may want to become a better improvisor or explore genres such as contemporary music, experimental or jazz.
Whatever it is, our ambition is to understand your attitude towards learning and follow that path in order to make you progress and learn valuable saxophone skills for a lifetime.
Our mission is to help you master the saxophone by bringing you inspiration, motivation and passion in a vibrant saxophone community for people of the world
Martino is a saxophonist, composer and film composer. Born in Costa Rica in 1983 to parents of Italian and Costa Rican heritage and raised in Italy.
Martino is an alumnus of the Berklee College of music where he was granted the North American Scholarship, Martino was also sponsored by DeSono Associazione per la Musica, CRT Master dei Talenti and the Mosco Carener award to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London (PGDip) , where he graduated with a DipRAM. He previously studied at the Conservatorio G. Verdi of Torino (BMus).
Martino works extensively across the UK as a soloist. He has recently self-released his first album of original compositions entitled Melancolia Feliz. He is a dedicatee of new works by contemporary composers and has delivered world premiere performances in several venues in the UK, Italy, USA, Mexico and Costa Rica including the SouthBank Centre, Ronnie Scotts, Bolivar Hall, Teatro Regio di Torino, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica among others.
Winner of the Costa Rica Young Soloists competition in 2007, he has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and alongside international artists including the legendary Hermeto Pascoal, drummer Peter Erskineand harpist Katrin Finch.
Manu Brazo is a young Spanish saxophonist who since moving to London in 2016 has established himself as one of his generation’s most versatile young musicians. He is praised for his unique sound and virtuosity, as well as for originality and spontaneity in his way of playing his saxophone.
Manu has been a guest on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on multiple occasions since he was named BBCs Introducing Artist of 2018 and featured on Classic FM, where his first performance was rated as “amazing and 100% colossal”.
His concert debut in the UK was in 2016 with Guildford Symphony Orchestra and in 2017 he performed Tansy Davies’ saxophone concerto with London Sinfonietta. He has performed as a soloist throughout England and Spain but also with various ensembles including Croydon Symphony, Halifax Symphony Orchestra, Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, London City Orchestra, OSC (University of Seville), Orquesta Bética de Cámara and Orquesta FiIlarmonía de Granada. During 2021/22 he will have his German concerto debut at the prestigious Berlin Philarmonie.
Accompanied by pianist Bryan Evans MBE, Manu was invited by promoters Live Nation to be the opening act for Sir Cliff Richard at Greenwich Music Time Festival and to open ‘Downton Live’ at Highclere Castle to audiences of around 12,000 people. In 2018 he was selected to take part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme where he performed at the Snape Maltings Proms conducted by Marin Alsop.
Matthew is a London-based soprano/alto saxophonist and composer. In addition to leading his own quintet, he has performed with Neon Orchestra, Dom Ingham Sextet, James Brady’s “Voyagers”, and the London Jazz Orchestra. Matthew is also keenly involved in education, and has taught on jazz courses including NYJC, Mehr Clef, NYJOS, Ronnie Scott’s “Big Band in a Day”, and Jazz Rehearsals London, in addition to his work at Brentwood and Abercorn schools.
Between 2013-15, Matthew studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated with a distinction in Jazz Performance. He has been fortunate to study with many of the UKs most well respected jazz musicians, including: Julian Siegel, Iain Ballamy, Gareth Lockrane, Martin Speake, Nikki Iles, and Jim Hart. He also has a keen interest in both composition and arranging, which he has developed under the tutorship of Pete Churchill. During his time at the Academy, Matthew had the opportunity to perform with John Taylor, Dave Holland, and John Hollenbeck.
“Matthew Sulzmann, who contributed a couple of well-formed, almost urbane solos” – Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
Yuka is a French style saxophonist and teacher born in Japan. Her repertory ranges from baroque to contemporary music, and also Japanese traditional music.Yuka obtained BA at the University of Music Senzoku in Japan, Musical study diploma and graduation certificate of advanced studies at the conservatory of Lyon in France. Her teachers include Jean-Denis Michat, Julien Petit and Christian Wirth in France, Toru Narita and Masashi Oshiro in Japan. Yuka has been laureate of several international competitions, such as 2nd prize of 8th International Saxophone Concours in Nantes,
France and 1st degree diploma and finalist of 1st International J.Pakalnis Competition of Wind and Percussion in Vilnius, Lithuania.
After the instrumental study, Yuka studied the pedagogy in the training center for teachers of dance and music of Normandy where she obtained her French state diploma of music education. She taught saxophone for all ages in conservatory and music school around Paris before moved to London in 2021.
Yuka particularly focuses on developing self-esteem while teaching saxophone skills and she has flexibility to adapt to the needs of each student.