Martin teaches my 12 year old daughter the sax. He has a relaxed and informal style which she really enjoys. His focus is on learning to play songs rather than doing exercises from book ( although he does this too). He encourages her to suggest songs to learn, then he works out a sax version and teaches her to play it, which she has found very enjoyable.
Although she has only been playing 6 months they even play duets together ! Its a great way to learn and I would happily recommend him as a teacher.
S. James, Coombe Dingle, Jan 2019
Martin is an excellent Musician and Teacher, possessing a deep knowledge of many genres of music and the evolution of those styles. I have learned a great deal from him, both about music and playing the tenor saxophone. He will adjust his mentoring and teaching to suit the individual, allowing you to determine your own pace (and he will give you a push - if welcomed - when necessary!). He will give you sound advice regarding all aspects of playing and chosen genres of music. When you reach a plateau, or find yourself in a trough, he will encourage and help you along in your development as an instrumentalist and musician. I cannot recommend Martin highly enough.
J. Burgan, Saltford, June 2019
Really enjoying sax lessons with Martin. I started in January this year, & already feel I've achieved a lot in respect of embouchure technique, knowing my way around the keys and the all-important Tone.
It's a fantastic feeling being able to put the sax into my mouth & produce a tune. This is all due to Martin. He is patient & considerate in his teaching, & inspires confidence. Honest & very encouraging in your development.
Martin has a great sense of humour which I find helpful in the lessons. I enjoy every minute, & he definitely gives me the inspiration to keep at it. I whole heartedly recommend Martin as your saxophone tutor.
John, Wraxall, Somerset, July 2019