Richard Mulhearn is a professional and experienced woodwind musician providing expert tuition for all ages and levels in saxophone, clarinet and flute. Richard focuses very much on the individual’s pace and requirements, and lessons can be undertaken at his home in Renfrewshire, Scotland, at the student’s own home if more convenient (within a reasonable distance) or via Skype. What entices people to learn to play a woodwind instrument? For some it’s the gutsy rasp of rhythm and blues; for others it’s the memorable melodies of classic pop and rock solos such as Baker Street or Careless Whisper. Or perhaps it’s the smoky sophistication of blues and jazz. And then again the pure, haunting tones of Bach, Fauré or Ravel, sound beautiful when played well. Whatever your musical taste, Richard can help bring it alive. Learning to play a musical instrument is the perfect activity to help you unwind after a stressful working day; it can also be a way to stay motivated and involved if you’re recently retired or semi-retired. It may be that you’ve learned to play a musical instrument in the past and let it lapse, or just that you’ve always promised yourself lessons but have never had the time, patience or confidence to take that leap. Whether you want to play for pleasure or take graded examinations with ABRSM or Guildhall, Richard can guide you through. From classic pop to improvisation in jazz and blues, the repertoire for all three instruments is wide and varied so there’s plenty of choice and publications to work from. Richard can provide opportunities for duets and ensemble playing with other pupils at a similar level – this is great fun and a chance to meet others with a similar interest. And the fundamentals of technique are comprehensively covered in order to avoid the dreaded squeaks and various other unwanted sounds! Find out more about Richard’s approach to teaching here and how to contact him for more information.