In association with
Mr Alastair Penman

B.A. (Cantab)
M.A. (Cantab)
M.Mus Saxophone Performance (RNCM)
CertGSMD (P)
M.Eng (University of Cambridge)
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Saxophone (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone)
Clarinet (+ Bass/Eb)
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


*Currently offering online tuition via Skype/Zoom whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place*

I have taught students from complete beginners to aspiring professionals and aged 6-82. I accompany my pupils, and teach both ABRSM and Trinity, classical and jazz syllabi.

My teaching experience includes:
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Visiting Professor of Saxophone and Electronics
- National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain: Guest tutor (saxophone)
- Given masterclasses at universities and conservatoires including Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UCLA (USA) and Cal State Fullerton (USA).
- Benslow Music: Guest Tutor (saxophone)
- Liverpool University: Saxophone teacher (2013-14)
- Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe: Saxophone, clarinet and piano teacher (2017-present)
- Hillingdon Music Service: Saxophone and clarinet teacher (with advanced practitioner status) (2014-present)
- British Annual Saxophone Symposium (BASS): Saxophone and electronics tutor.
- Staves Music Tuition: saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano teacher
- A & L Music: saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano teacher
- Thorpe House School: saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano teacher
- Crown House Music Academy: saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano teacher
- Queen Edith Community Primary: saxophone, clarinet and flute teacher

I maintain a website of teaching resources for students ( which has received over 2 million views and has been featured on the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain and Universal Editions websites.

I have completed the courses NSPCC Child Protection in Music and NSPCC Child Protection in Education, I have an enhanced DBS Check and I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

More info at

Contact Alastair

Address: Baldock
Phone: 07732 517433
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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