Playing live for the first time is never easy…

If you play saxophone and have never had the opportunity to play in a band, any sort of band, then you will love this story.

It was shared recently in our Sax School community by Martyn, who has been learning with Sax School for the past year or so.

Overcoming his nerves

Like most of us, Martyn had a fear of playing live. He had only ever played in his bedroom (is that you too?).

Martyn shared how he managed to build his confidence, connect with other musicians and find a local band to play with.

In the video below, I break down the process Martyn used to get started and break “out of his bedroom”. If you want to play in a band with your sax, then you will love this:

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Nigel McGill

After 25 years touring, performing all over the world, I setup Sax School to share what I have learned. Today thousands of players in more than 70 countries use the huge library of online saxophone lessons in Sax School. Find out how it can help you too!

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