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SAXOPHONE LESSONS / Master's Degree in music / 5 years living and playing in New York City!

Have you ever seen a saxophone and wondered how it feels to play it? It’s never too late to start! I will help you get started with the instrument. Do you already know how the instrument works? Great! Let’s take it to another level!

I have plenty of study method books with a big range of different styles, we will find the ones that you enjoy the most and suit you better and combine it in the right way, to help you improve. Plus work on any music that you personally want to learn, name any song and I will help you learn how to play it!

I myself had amazing and terrible music teachers during my learning process and believe me, I know what a difference makes... To really enjoy learning music or just to feel a ‘must study’, is the difference between ‘...I have to’ or ‘I want to!’.

I finished a Bachelor and a Master's degree in the Music Conservatory (The Hague) and then spent five years in the jazz scene in New York City, which gave me a very wide experience. Whether you are a beginner or preparing to enter a Music Conservatory, I can help you.


Classes description:

I have different study books we can use depending on the level, Wastall, Klose, Voxman, classic duets, jazz duets, Rubank, Horen, Lezen & Spelen, etc.... Plus I can write for you the songs you want to learn.If you have specific needs of topics to learn I will adapt the lesson and material to it. If what you want is to start or develop further in jazz music and/or improvisation, I’m definitely ready to help you!

Beginners:
Start finding the sound of the instrument, where the notes are within all those keys, begin with learning how to read music if you don’t read yet, and find easy and fun songs to play to enjoy the instrument already. I can introduce you to the understanding of basic harmony and theory concepts to help understand better inside music that you are playing.

Intermediate:
We can get to improve the technique of the instrument, reading skills, get more precision, speed, sound and timing and musical expression. Advance the understanding of harmony, its beauty and its possibilities. If you like to work on improvisation we can get to discover how to enjoy improvising with all the technical tools you already learned in the past and enhance that material according to your taste. If you want to start with playing jazz music I can introduce you to first steps and nice and technically comfortable songs to begin with.

Advanced:
At an advanced level it’s very important to understand the direction you want to take and what you especially want to improve. However I can help you perfectionate sound and timing, rhythm, vibrato, etc..., work on the accuracy of the reading and at the same time make it sound musical and human. On jazz music and/or improvisation, expand the vocabulary for improvising, the knowledge of harmony, what you can do with the material you know from different perspectives, increase precision and sense of direction when phrasing lines, learn more jazz standards, help on original compositions. And of course share all the better understanding of jazz music I learned during my years in New York City.

Location

At teacher's location: Sint-Gillisvoorplein, Parvis de Saint-Gilles, Sint-Gillis, België

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General info

Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Dutch

About Me

Originally from Barcelona, after finishing his Masters in music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (The Netherlands), Furmi moved to New York City where he led an active professional life, performing in the jazz scene during 5 years, as well as in other styles ensembles like rock, latin, experimental, pop or classical music. There he released his album ‘New York Minute’ in 2019. He has toured and performed internationally several times around Europe, China and New Orleans, etc… Although jazz is his main subject he has worked for decades in all kinds of music setups and styles as well as composed for theater shows and various ensembles.

Education

9/2011 – 6/2013
Master studies in jazz music, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.

9/2007 – 6/2011
Bachelor studies in jazz music, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.

9/2005 – 6/2007
Music School, Taller de Músics Escola de Música, Barcelona, Spain.

1/2004 – 4/2004
Indian Music Studies, Varanasi, India.

9/1998 – 6/2003
Music Conservatory, Conservatori Professional de Música de Badalona (Barcelona), Spain.

Experience / Qualifications

2005 — 2020
Private music teacher

2020
Composer of the music for the theater show “Desdèmona” live at the GREC Theatre Festival, Spain

2019 — 2020
Musician in residence at “The Club Room, Soho Grand Hotel”, New York City, USA

2019
“New York Minute” Album Release at Erzulie, New York City, USA

2019
“Nebulas” Album Release at 5-50 Gallery, New York City, USA

2019
Concert with the Grammy Winner Bam Bam Rodriguez, “Music To Be Bored Sessions”, New York City, USA

2019
Tour in New Orleans with Furmi Project, New Orleans, USA

2018
Tour in Europe (NL, ES, BE) with Furmi Band, Spain

2018 — 2019
Musician in residence at Mominette, New York City, USA

2017 — 2018
Musician in residence at Bar Nine, New York City, USA

2017
Member of the Bilingual Birdies Latin Band, New York City, USA

2016
Music and language teacher for Bilingual Birdies, New York City, USA

2015
Summertime Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands

2014
Tour in Spain with Furmi’s Reunion Band, Spain

2014 Concert with the Grammy Nominated Panagiotis Andreou, 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013
Special Guest at Big Band Jazz Maresme, Barcelona, Spain

2013
Agrinio Jazz Festival, Agrinio, Greece

2013
Tour in Greece, with Juraj Stanik, Greece

2013
Tour in Spain with Swedish guitarist Pål Nyberg, Spain

2009 — 2015
Musician in residence at The Kikker, The Hague, The Netherlands

2006
Girona Jazz Festival, Spain

2004 — 2007
Member of the Big Band Jazz Maresme, Spain

2004
Fringe Fest, Macau, China

2004
Tour in China with Soma Planet, China

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