About Me

James Rawlinson is a Bournemouth based Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute teacher and performer. His music teaching studio is based in Pokesdown in Bournemouth, Dorset. Over the past 25 years music has taken me all over the world and allowed me to work with great musicians. It has also allowed me access to places usually off limits such as Buckingham Palace, Red Square in Moscow and many more.

I am professional musician and teacher with over 28 years of experience. I teach in several schools in the Dorset & Hampshire area as well as tutoring privately in Bournemouth. My private studio is based in Pokesdown, Bournemouth. I am now back in my studio teaching face to face lessons as well as online zoom lessons for those who prefer or are located further afield or abroad.

My experience includes teaching one to one at all levels, all ages (beginner to advanced) as well as running training ensembles and bands. I teach Classical & Jazz graded examination preparation for ABRSM & Trinity Syllabuses as well as Music Theory.

I am also available to run woodwind ensembles and Big Bands. I started the JazzSmart workshops in 2010 and have tutored and organised many jazz and classical courses.

 I have helped young musicians gain entry to music courses at some of the most prestigious U.K. conservatoires including The Royal Academy, Royal College, Royal Northern College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London College of Music, LIPA and many more. Whether you are beginning your journey playing or are at an advanced level wanting to improve, I hope to point you in the right direction to improve further.

James Rawlinson Saxophonist

JazzSmart Jazz and Classical Music Workshops has had a break recently but will be back in 2023. Check back soon for more information regarding new jazz & classical  courses and educational music workshops in Hampshire and Dorset.  Exciting news to follow!