🎷 Andy Scott Saxophone Weekend 🎷🎷 19th - 20th October 2024 🎷

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

🎷 Andy Scott Saxophone Weekend 🎷🎷 19th - 20th October 2024 🎷

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

On 19th / 20th October 2024 AB Workshops hosts a two day Saxophone Weekend with Andy Scott, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists. The weekend is set at St Leonards Hotel, a fantastic venue to spend time playing music. Andy is endorsed by Selmer Paris and Vandoren.

Playing level: As a guide, you’ll need an instrumental ability of Grade 4 standard or above. Andy creates optional easier parts for most of his saxophone ensemble compositions and arrangements, creating a great opportunity to find your level and take the music from there!
 
Andy was born and went to school in Poole, and during his teenage years played in loads of Youth Big Bands! Great times were had, lifelong friends made, so to lead an AB Workshops ‘at home’ is something special!
Andy Scott Saxophone

For every course that Andy directs he includes some new pieces of music, either written or arranged by himself, or collected on his worldwide musical travels! As an ever-evolving musician Andy will also share recent ideas and approaches towards practising, listening and learning, all of which may be easily adapted to fit in with your schedule.

On 19th / 20th October 2024 AB Workshops hosts a two day Saxophone Weekend with Andy Scott, that is aimed equally at classical and jazz saxophonists. The weekend is set at St Leonards Hotel, a fantastic venue to spend time playing music. Andy is endorsed by Selmer Paris and Vandoren.

Playing level: As a guide, you’ll need an instrumental ability of Grade 4 standard or above. Andy creates optional easier parts for most of his saxophone ensemble compositions and arrangements, creating a great opportunity to find your level and take the music from there!
 

Andy was born and went to school in Poole, and during his teenage years played in loads of Youth Big Bands! Great times were had, lifelong friends made, so to lead an AB Workshops ‘at home’ is something special!

For every course that Andy directs he includes some new pieces of music, either written or arranged by himself, or collected on his worldwide musical travels! As an ever-evolving musician Andy will also share recent ideas and approaches towards practising, listening and learning, all of which may be easily adapted to fit in with your schedule.

 

Andy Scott Saxophone
Andy Scott Saxophone Weekend

Saxophonist-composer Andy Scott initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission and performing worldwide. Embracing elements of jazz, funk, latin and classical music, notation and improvisation, Andy has created an individual musical voice.

Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Visiting Tutor of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, equally at home free improvising with Duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell, to leading and writing for his Group S & performing and arranging for the Super Big Tramp Band/John Helliwell.

Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and recording new music Andy has recorded with Decca (Argo), Naxos, Basho, Chandos & NMC record labels, with works being premiered at Carnegie Hall NYC, the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall & Wigmore Hall, with an enviable catalogue of works that are published by Astute Music. Andy is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren.

2020 saw Andy launching three new CDs of his music; in collaboration with US Grammy-winner Tim McAllister, Portugese saxophone virtuoso João Pedro Silva and Supertramp sax star John Helliwell. With support from the PRS Foundation Andy released a film of his one-hour commission from Manchester Jazz Festival, Mancunity.

Andy's mission statement about the weekend and what to expect

Over 30 years Andy has devoted a huge amount of time developing and crafting his Saxophone Days, Weekends and specialist Saxophone Courses. The focus is on ensemble playing, with no-one in the UK having more experience of Saxophone Ensemble composing/performing/recording than Andy (SaxAssault/Group S, London Saxophonic, Apollo Saxophone Orchestra, RNCM Saxophone Orchestra).

“Through experience and trial and error, I like workshops to be music led. If we encounter moments where our techniques don’t enable us to play the music that is in our minds then we’ll stop and figure it out! What we are also doing with this approach is self-teaching, setting ourselves up to be able to practise effectively and efficiently when alone, and after all time is limited in our lives so let’s make the most of our practise! 

Everything is relaxed when rehearsing on the weekend course, after all we all love music and simply want to enjoy ourselves. We can do this, by working hard and opening our ears and minds, enjoying working with like-mined saxophonists and taking away lots of ideas!! People talk about ‘fun’…… for me fun means satisfaction, a sense of achievement, music making to be proud of :-)” Andy Scott

Andy Scott Saxophone Weekend

Saxophonist-composer Andy Scott initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission and performing worldwide. Embracing elements of jazz, funk, latin and classical music, notation and improvisation, Andy has created an individual musical voice.

Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Visiting Tutor of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, equally at home free improvising with Duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell, to leading and writing for his Group S & performing and arranging for the Super Big Tramp Band/John Helliwell.

Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and recording new music Andy has recorded with Decca (Argo), Naxos, Basho, Chandos & NMC record labels, with works being premiered at Carnegie Hall NYC, the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall & Wigmore Hall, with an enviable catalogue of works that are published by Astute Music. Andy is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren.

2020 saw Andy launching three new CDs of his music; in collaboration with US Grammy-winner Tim McAllister, Portugese saxophone virtuoso João Pedro Silva and Supertramp sax star John Helliwell. With support from the PRS Foundation Andy released a film of his one-hour commission from Manchester Jazz Festival, Mancunity.

Specifics About The Weekend
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • Two full days of tutor lead sessions, four sessions per day
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Saxophone
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm each day, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break
  • Optional: A Hot lunch (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc)
  • Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries
  • Prices range from £125-£150 for two days
  • FREE parking
  • On-site accommodation (subject to availability). Not included in the price, please book direct with the hotel
  • Safe, simple, secure. We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before, simply BOOK ONLINE
  • Payment plan scheme now available; pay £25 upfront and then pay monthly by direct debit for the balance

Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at hello@abworkshops.com or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

Participant Information

As an approximate guideline; be able to play around Grade 4 standard. Please note, this does not mean you need Grade 4 qualification, it means your current playing level should be of this standard or better.

Regardless of your current level, we here at AB Workshops are committed to providing tuition and support at a pace that allows you to absorb salient points while good progress and motivation is maintained.

What do we mean by “grades” as a measuring tool? We use the ABRSM/Trinity “classical” syllabus, but in most respects this applies to the Jazz grades as well. If you haven’t taken any grades then please contact us to discuss suitability.
Saxophone.
You will need to bring your own instrument and instrument stand. Please also bring a music stand.
Price for this two day workshop ranges from £125-£150 depending on if you include the lunch option when booking.
Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries.

A hot lunch is included if you choose that option when making the booking (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc).
Times for the workshop are as follows:

Arrive: 9.30am onwards
Session one: 10am – 11.15am
Morning break: 11.15am – 11.45am
Session two: 11.45am – 1pm
Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
Session three: 2pm – 3pm
Afternoon break: 3pm – 3.30pm
Session four: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.

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