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Mr Drew Stansall
Mr Drew Stansall

25 yrs experience
Instruments: Saxophone
Genre/Style(s): Sax lessons in Leicester Any style from beginners to advanced, Specialize in teaching students to play by ear improvising and playing to backing tracks!
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hello, everyone, I teach one to one lessons at my office in Aylestone Leicester, I specialized to teach students to play by ear rather than read music but this can also be taught if you wish to do so. We can also look at different styles of playing and anything you feel we need to look at whether you are a beginner or advanced.
Let me know what level you are at and what you are looking to improve on. I also teach students to play to backing tracks and record on to this when ready, itís fun and a very useful way of improving. I have many lesson plans and handouts that I use also. We can do all this in a very relaxed manner and at your own pace, you can come as little or often as you can manage.

I aim to be the best sax teacher you could ever have and aim to get you playing songs as quickly as possible - try me you won't be disappointed!

Music performance experience
As a saxophone Player I have played and recorded with Jamaican ska/reggae pioneers: Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray, Rico Rodriguez, Symarip and The Specials For many years I was at the forefront of the old skool ska scene including many resident performances at the prestigious London venue 'Club Ska'. Throughout my career with the Jamaican artists, I have played at many different types of venues from small bars to big European festivals including playing at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with Prince Buster. I joined the reformed The Specials and played 2 sold out 30th anniversary UK tours in 2009, also played all the major UK festivals including the main stage at V-fest and played to over 100,000 on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury and watch by millions on TV , also toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and appeared on The Jools Holland Friday night live show.
In 2010 we played the Royal Albert Hall, touring the States, playing LA, NYC, Coachella festival CA, taking in Toronto Canada and appearing on the late night Jimmy Fallon TV show in NY. The 2010 summer brought in even more Specials dates playing all the major European festivals & back to NY to play live on the David Letterman show. 2011 saw The Specials play all the major European festivals an EU tour and a UK tour finishing at the Alexandra Palace in front of a 10,000 sold out screaming crowd. In 2012 The Specials went back to Australia + New Zealand played two major festivals and sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth., over the summer of 2012, The Specials went back to Europe for the festival season playing 11 festival dates and finish the summer playing the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Hyde Park with Blur and New Order. I also played live at the BBC Steve Lamacq show on radio 6.
At present, I play sax for the Quadrophenia club nights and ska bands Ska-amanga, El pussycat & Symarip.

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