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Saxophone Lessons Nottingham

Hi! I'm James Banahan, a professional saxophonist and saxophone teacher from the Nottingham area. I offer high quality saxophone lessons to students of all ages and abilities, ranging across all styles and genres.

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James Banahan - Professional Saxophone Teacher

Saxophone Lessons Nottingham Teacher - James Banahan
My Mission

Experienced Teacher

I am experienced as both a private teacher and a primary school classroom teacher. My several years of whole-class teaching in primary school education had made me committed in making every lesson fun, accessible and meaningful.

I am keen to those of all ages and playing abilities, across an array of styles and genres. Whether you're interested in learning classical, jazz or both, I am ready to help guide you through your own musical journey.


Edwards Ln, Nottingham, NG5 6EP

Saxophone Teacher

James Banahan
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My Lessons

High Quality Lessons Provided

My experience as a teacher and also my personal musical journey enables me to teach in a way that truly benefits the student. I will work with you to not only highlight your strengths, but also hone in on and crease out any of your potential weaknesses.

As well as the saxophone, I am also experienced in teaching piano and music theory. My broad knowledge of music can therefore help you not only develop your saxophone skills, but also encourage you to become and excellent overall musician in general.


£15 per 1/2 hour
£25 per 3/4 hour
£30 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all ages and playing abilities. Whether you're a pure beginner or at an advanced level, I am happy to work with you and help develop your skills further.

Lesson Focus
All Ages Welcome

I offer to lessons to beginners

My Experience as a Teacher

I have many years experience working as both a private teacher and also in a classroom setting in primary school education. This has enabled me to feel comfortable and confident teaching students of all ages. I am committed to making each and every lesson fun, engaging and meaningful.

My personal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities with Music, a Diploma in Music and a Diploma in Light Music. These qualifications are parts to my journey that have helped me grow into the musician that I am now, and I am keen to share my knowledge with as many students as possible.

Having a deep understanding of music theory has proven invaluable in providing high quality lessons, offering clear in-depth into just about any topic.

Lessons Focus
All Repertoire Welcome

I teach all genres and styles

More About My Lessons

I am happy to take on students who are looking to partake in the traditional grading system, such as with ABRSM or LCM, or those who are simply wishing to learn saxophone without grades as a goal. In this case, I would develop a well-structured and effective syllabus that will help you achieve your personal goals.

As well as lessons in person, I also offer lessons online via online video chat. Online lessons are just as informative and enjoyable for my students, and also allows them to access profressional tuition in the comfort of their own home.

My musical background has allowed me to explore a wide array of styles and genres, from Debussy's Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone to the music of all the jazz greats such as John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Whatever style of music you are interesting in learning, I will happily tailor our lessons to suit you.

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Music Shops

Finding musical equipment in and around Nottingham

Music Shops in Nottingham

Here's a short list of well-renowned and respected music shops in and around the Nottingham area.

PMT, is located at 2, Marco Island, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AR and is the perfect place to tailor for all your musical needs. They stock a wide array of guitars, basses, drums and also woodwind instruments. You can visit here to find your normal saxophone and also the more modern EWI.

The Music Inn, is located at 28-32 Alfreton Rd, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 3NG and is one of the most respected and high-rated shops in the area. You may not find woodwind here, but you will find a large variety of home recording equipment and PA systems for live performance that all musicians will require at some point.

Windblowers, is a woodwind and brass specific retail and repair shops located at 75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA. You will find here a plethora of every woodwind and brass instrument you can think of, including saxophones, bassoons, piccolos, cornets, euphoniums and many more.

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Whatever experience you may have or playing ability you may be at, I am confident that I can help you grow and develop as an performer. Our lessons will always be tailored to you as an individual, helping you build on your strengths and also work on your weaknesses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are charged at £15 for 30 minutes, £25 for 45 minutes and £30 for 1 hour.

I take my lessons from my home teaching space on Edwards Ln, Nottingham NG5 6EP, UK.

I offer lessons to students of all ages.

It is recommended to have weekly lessons, however you may have them if and when you please.

I operate with a 48hr cancellation policy. Cancel outside of the 48 hours leading up to your next lesson and no fee will be required.

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Saxophone Lessons Nottingham Music Studio Address


Edwards Ln, Nottingham, NG5 6EP
Teaching Space
I take all of my lessons from my dedicated home teaching space on Edwards Ln, Nottingham NG5 6EP, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Saxophone Teacher

James Banahan
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