Hello and welcome to my site! Here you can find out all the latest info about my saxophone teaching and playing, including what I’ve been up to recently, and forthcoming events.

Latest news

Come and Play Saxophone, Kirkcaldy

Poster for Come and Play event in Kirkcaldy on Sat 7th March 2020

We have our next big saxophone event happening at the King’s Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Saturday 7th March. This ‘Come and Play’ morning is a chance to play as part of a group in a relaxed, informal setting. Featuring expert tuition from local sax player and teacher Ellie Steemson, there will be a chance to get tips on all aspects of saxophone playing including tuning, dynamics, articulation and tone quality. Cost for taking part is £15 per person, and booking is open now. Click here for more information and to secure your place:

Plans are also afoot for the next set of Fife Community Sax Ensemble rehearsals starting at the end of April, so keep an eye on the Fife Sax School website for more information. Rehearsals take place in Kirkcaldy on Saturday mornings and are open to all saxophone players ages 12 years and upwards.

Forthcoming performances

Having had a lovely time in panto-land for this year’s Glasgow King’s Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk, we got the new year off to a great start with the Scottish Sax Ensemble playing at the Outhouse in Edinburgh. Plenty more to come from SSE in 2020, and I am also looking forward to lots of great projects with the St Andrews Renaissance Singers and Workers Union Ensemble later in the year.

Fife Music School open mornings

Myself and fellow saxophone-player Catherine Evison have been busy with Fife Music School over the last couple of months, which we launched with two open mornings at Viewforth Community Campus. We had a great time making music with a whole range of local folk from tiny tots to adult learners. It was great to meet you all, and we are grateful to everyone who gave us feedback. We’ve got some great ideas for classes starting in 2020, so keep an eye on the Fife Music School site for all the latest info.

Fife Sax School workshop days for saxophone players

I had a great time running two saxophone events recently – first we had our ensemble skills course for adult learners, followed the week after by the St Andrews University Music Centre’s ‘Come and Play Day’. It was great to meet saxophone players from many different walks of life and play through some fun music. Learning as part of a group can be a great addition to taking one-to-one lessons, so why not check out our latest events and sign up for a workshop in 2020?