SAXOPHONE LESSONS BRISTOL
"I am committed to nurturing belief in people that they CAN become a musician regardless of age, ability or background. I will fully support you at your own pace with the benefit of many years’ experience as a musician and saxophone teacher. There is a path for all of us to achieve what we really want.”
Martin Genge, March 2017
“Beautiful playing Martin… you inspired me to learn the saxophone.” Andrew Kinsman, Kasabian
“A Bristol legend” Jake McMurchie, Get The Blessing, Michelson Morley
SAXOPHONE CENTRAL - BRISTOl AREA - LESSONS AND SERVICING
Martin Genge has over 30 years experience as a musician and music teacher; playing the saxophone, clarinet, flute and blues harps. He offers saxophone lessons in the Bristol and North Somerset areas at students homes. He has a strong belief that there is music in all of us waiting to be discovered – teaching is the journey to discovering this – and learning is about breaking the rules and having fun. When they are ready, students are encouraged to play in duets, trios and quartets in rehearsals and informal concerts are arranged for families and friends. Music includes Jazz and Swing to Abba Medleys and Bohemian Rhapsody for 1, 2 3 or 4 saxes !!
Martin has a passion for helping adults discover their musicality, helping those who may or may not have played as a child, to become competent adult musicians by having fun and learning to play with passion.
Martin teaches saxophonists of all ages and abilities.
He has previously taught at both Clifton College, Bristol and Monkton Coombe, and provides a mobile teaching service for students in the Bristol and North Somerset region.
Lessons are provided as follows :
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Lessons cost £30 for an hours lesson.
All instruments need regular servicing, Martin services all makes and models of saxophone so they achieve their optimum performance and maintain their market value. Saxophones can be delivered to Yatton in North Somerset, or Martin can collect within a 30 mile radius (which covers Bristol and Bath) for a small fee).
Martin's students receive a free annual inspection and oil service for their saxophones.
If you don’t have a saxophone Martin can source a good pre-owned student level sax and service it for you all at a very competitive price, from as little as £200, cheaper than hiring one.
“Martin Genge is one of the finest sax players in the South West whose blistering Dexter Gordon influenced solos combine lightening technique with a fine ear for chord changes”
Andy Hague, The Bebop Club, Bristol
Martin offers saxophone servicing from his base in North Somerset, but can also collect instruments within a 30 miles radius for a small charge.
Martin teaches from beginner basics to advanced jazz and rock soloing and improvisation with lessons given at a pace and frequency that suits you.