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I have been taking lessons at the John Payne Music Center (JPMC) for thirty years and have always deeply enjoyed it.
I started at the JPMC as an adult in my thirties with no musical experience. My regular lesson with John Payne has been one of the highlights of my week for many years. Through these lessons I have learned to play the alto sax and to improvise -- something I barely dared imagine I could ever do. And, as a result of my experience, learning and playing the alto sax, I hear music differently than I did before -- and enjoy it even more
I have loved playing in the Sax Choir with Duncan Martin and as part of an ensemble with two different teachers. All of my teachers there have been outstanding: excellent musicians and warm, caring, supportive teachers. They are very good with both adults and children -- and believe firmly that adults with no previous musical experience can learn to play, to perform and enjoy it. JPMC provides a safe environment in which you can learn alone, learn to play as part of group, and perform!
John Payne is not only an inspiring teacher and a wonderful human being, but also is a superb musician who plays some of the best jazz and blues you will hear anywhere. Playing in the Sax Choir means you get to perform onstage with John and his professional band -- one of the peak experiences of my life!
I recommend the John Payne Music Center to anyone who wants to learn to play jazz, blues or a wide variety of other types of music.
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