Here are some useful links for all you budding saxophonists: –
Great Saxophone Shops
Sax.co.uk – London’s biggest saxophone shop, near Blackfriars Bridge. Practically saxophone heaven!
Howarths of London – Another very good saxophone shop near Baker Street, with a good selection of sheet music
Online Lesson Platforms
Zoom – A very stable platform that seems to have good default audio settings suitable for online music lessons.
Skype – The original online tool for video conversations and the platform still holds up.
Sheet Music Suppliers
June Emerson Wind Music – arguably the best shop for buying sheet music regardless of the instrument
Musicroom – another useful music shop with a good supply of music from American publishers
Advance Music – European publishers with a great selection of interesting jazz and classical sheet music
Saxtet Publications – A small publishing company based in Birmingham, but with a fun selection of saxophone music for solo, duos and ensembles.
Reeds & Accessories
Reeds Direct Cambridge – Quite frankly the easiest and best place to order your saxophone reeds from and useful for a lot of accessories too.
Saxophone Grade Exams
ABRSM – The most popular music exam provider with traditional instrumental, theory, diploma and some ensemble examinations available.
Trinity College London – A great alternative to the more traditional ABRSM exams with jazz grades available from 1-8 as well as jazz diplomas.
Where Nathan Works
London College of Music – Nathan has been Professor of Saxophone at LCM since 2011 where he teaches advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate saxophone students on the performance course.
Royal College of Music – Nathan is a Visiting Lecturer in entrepreneurialism within the music industry on the BMus(Hons) course, in conjunction with RCM’s Creative Careers Centre.
Nathan Hassall Music – Nathan’s very own music agency, providing some of the best Musicians and DJs to weddings, private parties and corporate events in London; South East UK; and when we are lucky Europe.