TEACHING - Bristol, North Somerset and Skype
Whether going through the grading system or just playing for fun, I structure saxophone lessons around the student's own ability and what they want to achieve.
I believe that music should be a fun and shared learning experience, where the student has just as much say as the tutor.
I encourage learning to play in various genres and working with theory too, should the student wish it.
Having played in various ensembles and taught by a selection of tutors including: Ben Waghorn, Paul Stinchcombe, Quita Colston, John Woodhouse, Sarah Markham, and Joel Purnell, I am able to incorporate elements from each tutor, with a wide repertoire of music through Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary genres, in to my teaching.
After five years, it is still a fantastic experience seeing my students progress.
"Ed is a fantastic teacher. He teaches my 17 year old son, who has no music teaching up until now. My son loves Ed's lessons. I have found Ed to be reliable and very quick to get in touch with any information regarding times and any other relevant information."
Jessica - Shepton Mallet
"I have had lessons with Ed for just over 3 months. He has been an excellent teacher. He is patient and always supportive, and gives good advice and tips on how to overcome difficulties in practice. He is knowledgeable and integrates theory into lessons in a way that makes sense. He makes an effort to keep the experience of learning an instrument enjoyable. I would strongly recommend Ed as a tutor."
Sean - Midsomer Norton
"Ed really understood what I wanted to get out of the lesson and therefore tailored it especially for me."
Rob - Dundry
"Ed is a wonderful tutor, very patient, knowledgeable and calm.
I am enjoying learning to play the saxophone and am glad I found one locally who happened to be Ed Brown."
Natalie - Pensford
"It is fun to learn with Ed because he makes each class very useful for my current skills. I noticed my improvisation skills have greatly improved since I started taking lessons with Ed. Sometimes I bring up some points to improve, and he can find material and tracks on the spot. He gives me instant spot-on feedback after every improvisation, and I redo it to address these points. I also receive lots of encouragement which reassures my progress. I always look forward to going to the next lesson because I know it’s going to be fun and helpful."
Kaz - West Harptree
"Ed is a great teacher. Patient and supportive, his teaching style is both accessible and enjoyable. His knowledge and passion for the saxophone are evident and transfers over easily, leaving you with the confidence and desire to keep learning."
Dev - Bristol