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I always wanted to learn to play the saxophone, as it’s such a cool instrument, but was never able to.  With your online lessons I have made great improvement. The tunes you choose as well as the exercises you give are great. Thank you so much.”

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I’ve been very fortunate to have worked in just about every aspect of the music business over the last 25 years.

You may have heard my saxophone playing on shows like 24 and Bones.

For more than a decade I’ve run the big band for one of the most popular shows in Europe – “Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas“.

I’ve also conducted tours across Europe and performed with Symphony Orchestras.

 As a jazz musician I’ve performed thousands of shows in clubs, theatres, and festivals across Europe, Japan and Canada.

Over all this time I’ve learned a lot about playing saxophone, but also about teaching saxophone.

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