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.
UK-Korea Education Hub – My wife is from South Korea and so I have an active interest in all things Korean, spending as much time as possible out there (it’s a really amazing country!). If you enjoy Korean cuisine, music, film or drama why don’t you consider learning the language from superb language teacher Miseon Kim, and understand more about this wonderful country, its culture, and its people.