Saxophone Lessons With Dave Gilbertson


“Learn the saxophone”

Ever wanted to?

My Saxophones

Now’s your chance, I offer “trial” lessons during which you can come along for a “taster” lesson, designed for those without their own instrument who are interested in taking up the Saxophone.You are welcome to have a lesson with me using one of my saxophones.

Why not take the plunge!

I teach Saxophone lessons for all ages, in all styles of playing at all levels of playing offering exam studies from the new ABRSM Jazz Grades curriculum.

I mainly teach within the jazz, soul, blues, pop, rock idiom but that doesn’t mean there are no classical studies, there are, they’re also great to play and learn from.

Along with African and Latin derived or influenced music I feel it’s important to at least appreciate how these various types of music are derived.

We look at and learn song form from various music sources but for those who want to concentrate on for example the blues, well that’s fine also.

The lessons are designed to be fun whilst increasing the knowledge base from lesson to lesson, so we concentrate on making you a musician from lesson #1 where we aim to be playing music straight away.


  1. How to produce a GREAT saxophone sound
  2. How to read music
  3. How to develop "playing by ear"
  4. Music theory (comprised of scales,arpeggios,chords,harmony)
  5. Technique (in the form of scale, arpeggio and music studies / etudes)

I aim to provide the student with all the tools in order to perform music competently, confidently and with some degree of finesse and more importantly to learn to teach themselves play music, based on a few simple principles.

Lessons are
£27 per hour, discounted to £23 per hour when bought in blocks of 5 or more. £23 per 45 mins, discounted to £20 when bought in blocks of 5 or more
I prefer to teach from home but will consider travelling to your home if you prefer, see contacts page for details of where to find me and get in touch.
Screen to screen online one to one lessons are available every day - they work just as well as ‘in person’ lessons. Generally for online lessons I set specific work with emailed sheets and MP3s for students to come back to the following lesson with and even make videos for me to assess their progress and advise. Lessons are available on any device with various apps like Skype, Zoom, Face Time, Facebook messenger calls and WhatsApp video call. Costs for online lessons including discounts are as quoted. Now with the Covid crisis in our midst taking up the Sax is made somewhat more difficult but don’t let this stop you - contact UK Sax Hire where you can benefit on hire cost discounts studying with me specifically, contact me before you speak to Sax Hire if you wish. .
Please phone or email with enquiries or to book a lesson.

Payment by BACS,PayPal to site email, chip and pin/Contactless POS typew card machine, remote or in person

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