Yoga Masterclass – Saturday November 15th, 2014
‘Don’t forget to breathe: Yoga and the art of Woodwind Playing’
We’re delighted to welcome top UK Woodwind Pro Duncan Lamont Jr to Dawkes for this exciting Yoga masterclass. Duncan will be accompanied by his Yoga instructor (Karen Pancholi) and they will be discussing and demonstrating how Yoga can help all Wind players with breathing, relaxation and much more…
Sax Mouthpieces – How Dawkes can help…
Whether you are a beginner, advanced amateur or a professional the choice of mouthpiece can make a huge difference.
When you’re starting out the Sax mouthpiece you choose needs to be (a) easy to play (b) well made (c) help you make a decent tone. We see many poor quality mouthpieces on beginner Saxes and more often than not the player is struggling away trying to play something that really isn’t doing them any favours. Sadly the cheaper quality instruments often come with these inferior mouthpieces and players struggle accordingly. It needn’t be this way, with the right help and guidance we can get student players enjoying their Sax more with the correct mouthpiece choice.
Brass Mouthpiece Advice & Info…
Many brass players will tell you that you can search for that elusive perfect mouthpiece, but never find it. Truer words have probably never been spoken but the benefits of trying to find a good compromise can be enormous. If you are looking to improve the squeakiest of lead trumpet parts, the mellowest of flugel tones or the meatiest bass trombone pedals, the chances are we have something to suit!
Allen Vizzutti Video Series – Episode #4 (How to approach the jazz idiom)
As part of his video tip series we present #4 – ‘how to approach the jazz idiom’
Learn To Play Day – 2014
It’s that time of year again. Every April we throw open the doors and offer FREE Woodwind lessons to anyone who wants them!! We also have live music in the shop to get you inspired to pick up an instrument and blow!