Saxophonist-composer Andy Scott performs internationally with his creative projects (Apollo Sax Quartet, Group S, Duo with Dave Hassell) and as a guest artist/educator. Tutor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music, Andy has designed specialist Sax Days and courses, whilst his many compositions are regularly performed worldwide. Andy endorses Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren and is published by Astute Music. Read more
British born saxophonist Jon Rebbeck is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and a founding member of the internationally-acclaimed Apollo Saxophone Quartet. Jon creates music with musicians from a variety of cultures and as musician, educator and composer supports live music projects in the local community and beyond.
About the course
Founder members of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985) to recent projects that include composing, performing and directing a full programme of music with American saxophone star Bob Mintzer and the City of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Andy & Jon combine musical imagination and creativity, coupled with a deep love and respect for many and varied styles of music.
The aims of the course are to discuss and develop your listening skills, music appreciation, saxophone technique, sound production, performing as part of a saxophone ensemble and explore outlets for your musical expression. Breathing and warm up exercises are essential aspects of any playing session and will feature at the start of each day. Optional sessions will include composing for saxophones and developing techniques to help the transfer from practice and rehearsal to the performance environment, such as visualisation.
With numbers capped at twelve and with two experienced tutors, you will have plenty of contact time with Jon & Andy, individually and in a group setting.
We’d love to work with you whatever your musical background and tastes. Five action-packed days of saxophone activities full of fun and fulfilment, giving immediate and longer term musical rewards and a large serving of ‘food for thought’ to take away!
Tutors: Andy Scott & Jon Rebbeck
Level: We recommend a few years of playing experience and you're able to read music. Course limited to 12 places
5 hours tuition per day
All meals and drinks - ALL INCLUSIVE!
Airport/Railway station pick up*
Single room w/en-suite
Shared twin room w/en-suite
*Courtesy pick-up at set time once per day from Bordeaux/Bergerac Airport or Angouleme Railway Station. Check-in after 16h00 11/06/23, check out before 10h30 17/06/23. Price includes 6 nights accommodation, all meals and drinks
If you have any specific questions about the course, don't hesitate to get in touch!
Direct seasonal flights are available from UK/Europe to Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges. Direct TGV operates from Paris to Angouleme and direct from Paris CDG Airport. Car Hire is available at all airports and Angouleme Railway Station. Nearest cross-channel ports are Caen and St Malo