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Over Sam Newbould
Want to unlock the joy of playing music? Keen to rekindle your relationship with the saxophone? Want to play your favourite songs? Thinking of applying to a Conservatory?
Saxophone teacher available for lessons. A graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, I have experience in teaching a variety of styles to different abilities and age groups. Whether you're just getting started or you're applying to Conservatory, we will work together to ensure you get the most out of your instrument and play what you want to play!
Common topics include sound production, technique, improvisation, playing by ear, rhythm, and music theory. Whatever your needs, I tailor my teaching methods depending on your goals.
Typical 1hr lesson plan:
- 10 mins warm-up (long tones, breathing exercises, sound and projection)
- 15 mins scales and technical exercises (reading music, ear training, clapping)
- 15 mins learning a song (mostly by ear, playing along with recordings)
- 10 mins developing improvisation skills (building confidence, using improvising tools)
- 10 mins discussion, questions and deciding homework
I began playing the saxophone at the age of 8 years old. Within a year I joined my local jazz band and began playing my first professional engagements. Family and friends quickly identified my passion for playing and my dedication to practicing. With the encouragement of my teachers, I won a scholarship to study jazz performance and composition at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Here I began my career as a teacher, travelling between schools encouraging students to discover the joys of making music together.
Following a move to Amsterdam in 2016, I widened my teaching to include private students of different abilities, ages and styles. I realised that teaching is as much about unlocking the potential for each student to have fun in making music as it is about imparting knowledge. Lessons should be structured and challenging, but, most importantly, they should bring joy!
Currently, I maintain a busy schedule leading the Sam Newbould Quintet. Due to release our debut album in December 2019, my band regularly plays around the Netherlands. Recent concerts include major festivals like the Goois jazz festival, Luna jazz festival, Red Light jazz festival, and Amersfoort jazz festival. I have also recently played Holland’s most prestigious venues including the Bimhuis, TivoliVredenburg and LantarenVenster.
Book now and receive a 50% discount on your first lesson. I look forward to working together to achieve your saxophone playing goals!