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Steve Sherriff

Steve Sherriff


Clarinet Lessons, Saxophone Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Pricing: 30 min $35,40 min $45, 60 min $65 plus travel fee.
  • 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”. I am based on the North Shore in Birkenhead and travel out to my students to teach in home lessons. For this service I charge a per kilometre travel/ petrol fee which goes on top of the lesson cost. I am happy to discuss all aspects of getting started once we have connected. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio, I look forward to hearing from you.¬† Steve

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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