Ensemble Playing for Beginners

Below is a little article I wrote about playing in a group for the first time. I was inspired to write this when I started thinking about my own experiences of playing in an ensemble for the first time, and the comments I hear from my students. Hopefully this will encourage people to give it a go and join a local group or band. It is without doubt one of the best things you can do to improve your playing and all-round musicianship and a fun and rewarding activity to take part in!

New saxophone group in Fife starting August 2019

Exciting news! I am starting a new group for amateur saxophonists looking for an opportunity to play with others. I will initially be running a five-week series of rehearsals with an informal concert for friends and family in the final week. The rehearsals will take place at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes on a Monday evening from 7-9pm.

Fife Community Sax Group will offer people of all ages the chance to play with others in a relaxed, supportive setting. The focus will be on learning the techniques of playing in an ensemble, which many learners do not have access to through individual lessons and practice. I will provide parts with a range of difficulties so that people feel comfortably challenged.

I hope you can join us for our first rehearsal on August 19th 2019. For further info and to register your interest, please visit this page.