Learn to play the saxophone with experienced teacher and player Ed Brown.
Hello! My name is Ed Brown and I am a professional saxophone tutor located in Bristol.
I teach a wide range of styles to students of all ages in the Bristol area.
I can both teach graded exam work and lessons for fun. The lessons will go in whatever direction you prefer.
I have a wide amount of experience in teaching all ages. I would however, recommend starting to learn from ages 8 and above.
My tuition is always of a high quality & I pride myself on maintaining this high quality for all of my students.
I am experienced in a wide range of styles. I can teach you a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, Rock, Ska, Improvisation & Blues.
Personalised Saxophone lessons, made with your ambitions and musical tastes in mind.
Half hour lessons are usually best suited to young learners and those who just want to have a few trial lessons.
An hour lesson once per week is what I would recommend for any serious player who is looking to see good improvement over a few months.
'Ed is a great teacher. Patient and supportive, his teaching style is both accessible and enjoyable. His knowledge and passion for the saxophone are evident and transfers over easily, leaving you with the confidence and desire to keep learning.'
'Ed is an excellent teacher who balances the flexibility of learning with the technicalities of the instrument. For example, on expressing an interest in clarinet improvisation, we have been doing some form of improvisation every lesson but at the same time developing the skills of writing music and learning to be expressive with the instrument.'
'Ed is a fantastic teacher. He teaches my 17-year-old son Saxophone, who has no music experience up until now. My son loves Ed’s lessons. I have found Ed to be reliable and very quick to get in touch with any information regarding times and any other relevant information.'
I have 6 years of teaching experience to students between the ages of 10 to 80. I began playing at the age of 8 and have since gone on to perform as a soloist, and in various ensembles, in the Bristol/Lancaster/Huddersfield areas.
I have been taught by a number of tutors over the years: Ben Waghorn, Paul Stinchcombe, Quita Colston, John Woodhouse, Sarah Markham, and most recently Joel Purnell, I am able to incorporate elements of the way they teach with the way I found comfortable learning.
Whether going through the grading system or just playing for fun, I structure lessons around the students' own abilities and what they want to achieve. I encourage learning to play in various genres, improvisation, and working with theory too should the student wish to.
Music is such a creative and therapeutic skill to have; I believe it is a shared learning experience that everyone should have the chance to develop, in a fun and supportive environment, where the student has just as much said as the tutor.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my home teaching space in the BS7 8TL / BS39 4BZ area of Bristol.
I believe this is a great place to learn because you can really feel comfortable and be yourself whilst learning to play. My place is well connected via transport links all over the city.
My full address will be disclosed upon booking your first lesson.
Music Shops in Bristol:
Bristol has a great range of music shops on offer in the city. Here are some of the best examples.
PMT Bristol is packed full of music equipment - from guitars & drums to brass instruments. They also have an extensive range of equipment to help you with live performance. The store has a huge selection of PA systems, active and passive speakers, microphones and wireless equipment, and outdoor sound solutions for all vocalists. The Store is located at 5 Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY.
Hobgoblin Bristol can be found at 36 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG is fantastic for folk instruments - including acoustic guitars, mandolins and banjos. If you are a stringed instrument player then this is the best option in the area for you.
Mickleburgh Musical Instruments is ideally located to serve all your musical needs - with a plentiful range of musical instruments. This place is best known for its extensive range of sheet music with a wide range of artists to choose from. The Shop is based at 1-9 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PL.
Music Courses in Bristol:
For those wanting to take education to the next level, These further educational options could be the best option for you.
Probably the most well known would be the music industry courses at BIMM Bristol. This is a world-known school that offers a wide range of musical opportunities to musicians from all over the globe, helping them become industry ready as well as building an understanding of the music industry.
Another great course that is available in the area would be the BSc (Hons) in Audio Music & Technology at The University of the West of England. This course is best suited to musicians who want to explore the music technology side of the industry.
The University of Bristol also has a world-leading Music Department, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music. This is a great option for everyone from guitarists to brass players and stringed players. Essentially it is a great option for any musician.
I am always taking on new students so please do not hesitate to get in touch.