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Mr John Martin

BTEC in popular music (Distinction)

BA Hons in Jazz performance and composition

20 years experience working as a freelance saxophonist & composer
Instruments: Saxophone lessons from beginner to advanced, Jazz improvisation, harmony and theory and composition.
Genre/Style(s): Jazz, Pop, World, Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Saxophone lessons, jazz improvisation, harmony & theory and composition. Are you looking for a saxophone teacher? Would you like to learn how to improvise? Or some help with your compositions? I've been playing saxophone for just over 24 years. I have a BA hons in jazz and composition, plus 20 years experience working as a professional saxophonist. I write music and have released several albums under my own name, as well as playing on many other peoples records. Iíve played for a huge variety of bands over the years and in doing so have picked up lots of useful tricks of the trade. I now have the pleasure of passing these on to my students.

Advanced Saxophone Techniques

I have also done a lot of work on more advanced saxophone techniques like multiphonics, overtones, circular breathing and extended altissimo range. My latest project 'The Hidden Notes' is the culmination of 5 years work spent developing a tonal approach to saxophone multi-phonics and overtones. More info here:

In addition to saxophone tuition, Iím able to teach instrumentalists and vocalists, jazz improvisation, composition and basic piano skills. I was lucky enough while at university to have composition and harmony lessons with some of the UK's most inspirational players and teachers. This gave me a very good grounding in harmony and theory, which has been hugely helpful for both my writing and playing. Iíve also spent a lot of time studying and transcribing the Jazz Masters like: Sunny Rollinís, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Joe Lovano and many more. Through doing this I have discovered a series of steps which are very helpful for developing a strong jazz vocabulary. These steps are not instrument specific so will be conducive to all musicians.

Contact John

Address: 42 Lascelles Avenue, Bath
Phone: 07890306584
Mobile: 07890306584
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00

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