I started playing blues harp when I was 14 and gigged with a local R’n’B band for several years. When I was seventeen I brought my first saxophone, an alto. I taught myself the basics and played by ear, listening to records and copying the solos. After 8 months I had moved on to the tenor sax and joined a local band, gigging up in London and in pretty much every venue in Southend. Over the next few years I played with several different bands in a variety of styles including, rock, indie pop, blues and funk. Several years later my love of jazz prompted me to learn how to sight read and after 3 years of private study, I entered Middlesex University and took a BA Hons degree in jazz.
All lessons are tailored to suit the student Most students who either buy or rent a saxophone will have also purchased a book on how to play. Most of these are perfectly adequate for the purpose of learning how to sight read however, I do not insist on you purchasing any specific book as I provide printed copies of all scales, tunes and all topics discussed within the lessons.
Live sax available for hire with backing tracks for any occasion (parties, weddings, Corporate functions and other social gatherings) with a vast repertoire of jazz standards, funk and blues available to cater for all tastes. Want to create the right mood for your bar or restaurant? Playlists are tailored to your function.
All my theory lessons are tailored to suit the students needs. All musicians are catered for in my theory lessons. All aspects of improvisation and composition are covered. I use a variety of puzzles and quizzes to help you develop as a musician. Music theory is fun and rewarding and will help you become a better musician.
Gary Hamilton is a very experienced saxophone player. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with me and his other students, I've been learning how to play the Tenor Saxophone and have come a long way in 6 months when back then, I didn't even know how to pick one up. I highly recommend learning how to play the saxophone with him, he also helps you with the finding a Saxophone that is good quality and that is affordable for you in person. 28-02-2014 - Macaulay Kent
Gary is passionate about the saxophone and he shares that passion enthusiastically with his pupils. His style of teaching is refreshing and varied and a complete learning experience. >From lesson one he covers all aspects of learning to play the instrument including theory to underpin the performance opportunity which he provides with backing tracks and his accompaniment. This all helps to build a student’s confidence from the outset. Lessons are never dull. - Stephanie Hadden