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Steve Sherriff

Clarinet Lessons, Saxophone Lessons | Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Pricing: 30 min $35,40 min $45, 60 min $65
  • Styles: jazz,pop,classical
  • Suitability: Beginners to advanced


I started playing clarinet and saxophone at age 16 professionally in the Royal NZ navy band.I played lead alto in the jazz big band and clarinet in the military band.On leaving the navy band i freelanced where possible leading me to the Rodger Fox big band,work with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra,television work,theatre shows plus original projects such as Blue Train,award winning jazz/funk band.I compose original material and this is showcased on my album “see what happens”.

Teaching Info

I cover the lineage and tradition of the instrument extensively giving the student a thorough background of the history of the great players.Listening to the recordings of players at the top of their  game will inspire productive practice.Lessons cover reading music,saxophone technique,improvisation.I cover theory within the context of playing during the lesson thus making the whole process enjoyable!

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