Thanks to all who participated in our first Come and Play saxophone session at the newly renovated King’s Live Lounge in Kirkcaldy (great new venue!). We played through some great music including a lovely arrangement of a Shostakovich waltz by Mike Brogan, and original compositions by Alastair Penman and Chris Gumbley.
We welcomed guest tutor Catherine Evison due to the unfortunate collapse of Flybe, and it was great to perform our end-of-session concert on a real stage complete with theatrical lighting and haze too. Looking forward to the next one! Watch this space or sign up to our mailing list to find out more.
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!
Our saxophone lesson gift vouchers are the perfect gift for your music-loving friends and family this Christmas! Vouchers are available in multiples of £10 and can be used towards any Fife Sax School lesson, class or workshop. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player, our expert tuition will help you to develop your saxophone skills to the next level.
Tutor Ellie Steemson is an experienced professional saxophonist and teacher whose experience includes freelance playing for theatre shows, orchestras and bands, and teaching at schools and universities throughout the UK. One-to-one and group tuition is available, with lessons taking place in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
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Vouchers available in multiples of £10 and can be used towards the cost of any Fife Sax School one-to-one lesson, group class or workshop.
Fife Sax School will not provide an instrument, the student must have their own saxophone.
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Our Come And Play Saxophone morning was great fun today. Thanks to all the saxophonists who came along – you sounded amazing! Also big thanks to St Andrews Music Centre for hosting, to Mike Brogan for being our guest tutor for the day, and to The Wind Section, Edinburgh for bringing their trade stand of tempting saxophone goodies!
We played some fun repertoire from Saxtet Publications including ‘All In Good Time’ by Karen Street and ‘Simple or What?!’ by Chris Gumbley. In our improvisation workshop, we used blues scales to improvise over one of the tunes too, which resulted in some awesome solos in the concert at the end of the morning. We had a good blow through lots of music from all sorts of genres including movies, jazz and classical.
If you enjoyed today then why not come along to one of our groups? The St Andrews University Sax Ensemble rehearses on a Monday night in the Younger Hall, and Fife Sax School’s very own Community Sax Group in Kirkcaldy on a Saturday morning is great fun too!
We will have some great events coming up in the new year, so keep an eye on the website or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear. Fife Community Sax Group will be resuming regular rehearsals in Kirkcaldy on a Saturday morning, and there will be one-off workshops to develop your saxophone-playing skills.
Have you always wanted to play saxophone but not known where to start? Then why not get in touch with us now and we will help guide you through the early stages of getting an instrument and starting lessons.
Rehearsals are well underway with this new group now, and they are sounding superb! Looking forward to working on some more music over the next few weeks.