There are many people who affect your life and my teachers have been especially influential. At school I learnt the Steel pans and also made a ‘joyful noise’ on the Clarinet in the School orchestra. However, after I left School Jonathan Johnson was my first music teacher who gave initial guidance on how to play the saxophone. He then referred me to the legendary, now late, Andy Hamilton, MBE as Jonathan majored in trumpet and piano. Andy expounded chords, tone and improvisation. He was also a supportive presence when I tussled with aspects of gigging.
I was honoured to feature in his documentary ‘Silver Shine’ (see below). His passion for passing on his skill and knowledge has impressed me and influences my teaching today. Thank you Andy!
‘Silver Shine’ Andy’s musical journey was filmed in the 80’s, a young shy me was part of it. I hope you’ll find this film as inspirational as I do and hope it will be of educational benefit to all. Please note this film/link must not be uploaded again independently. All Rights belong to the Arts Council and Central TV. The documentary was produced by Endboard Productions. It is here for educational purpose and for my students to see how my path met with Andy’s. Please note, the video is on private view. On clicking the video you will receive a black screen, click again to view it on Youtube. Enjoy
More about Andy http://www.bearwoodjazz.co.uk/andy.html