Join us for our next Come and Play morning at the King’s Theatre, Kirkcaldy. There will be a morning workshop featuring expert tuition from local player and teacher, Ellie Steemson and a wide range of fun tunes to play in a group. This will be followed by an informal concert for family and friends.
This event is open to saxophonists of all ages 12 years+. Register now to secure your place!
This small-group workshop for saxophone players (max. 10 participants) is all about the skills needed to play in a group. It is aimed at people who have less experience or confidence when it comes to ensemble playing.
The session will feature quite basic notation reading in order to allow for maximum discussion and development of the features of ensemble playing. Areas covered will include:
Beat and rhythm
Articulation and phrasing
The session will be led by experienced performer and teacher Ellie Steemson, featuring fun repertoire in a relaxed and friendly setting.
The adults I teach often tell me they would like to play their saxophones in a group setting, but feel anxious about going along to an established group. Much of the knowledge needed to thrive in a group musical environment is quite basic, but when a group has many experienced members already these basics are not always explained. Therefore new players joining the group can end up feeling left behind and confused, and are often put off by this experience.
I aim to demystify these basic skills in order to make playing in a group something more aspiring adult musicians can enjoy. In order to do this, we will explore the skills required by breaking down them into small areas and focusing on each one separately. There will also be plenty of time to focus on individual questions and concerns due to the small group size.
Fee of £30 is payable in advance via bank transfer to secure your place. Please bring a music stand.
The deadline for the Clarinet and Saxophone Society’s Young Saxophone Soloist Competition is fast approaching. Check out the link below for details, and a free download of Charlotte Harding’s unaccompanied piece ‘Solstice’. The competition is open to those aged 19 or under on 12 January 2020. Good luck!
Looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first Fife Community Sax Group Rehearsal on Monday 19th August – not long now! Please let us know if you are planning to come along.