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Many of sax teacher Martin Townshend’s students aim to play with others as soon as they have reached a suitable level. Martin is associated with the

North Leeds Music Centre and recommends beginners to join the Training Orchestra of the North Leeds Music Centre where they will find a supportive atmosphere.

For beginners and early learners of the sax, the Training Orchestra of the North Leeds Music Centre is ideal.  It currently consists of around 30 players and no previous orchestral experience is necessary.

When the student becomes more advanced, a place in the Senior Orchestra of the North Leeds Music Centre may be offered.


sax teacher and ensemble leader, Leeds

ORCHESTRAS for students

Opportunities to play in amateur orchestras in Leeds




07584 248 794

0113 226 6483

for sax lessons with Martin Townshend:

Members of the North Leeds Music Centre

The Senior Orchestra of the North Leeds Music Centre is open to both adults and aged 11+ children.  There are around 50 players in the orchestra, enabling a separate Wind Band to be formed.


The Senior Orchestra plays a wide variety of styles, from the classics to pop music, together with music from film and television. It presents a number of concerts each year, many of which are in aid of local charities.

Martin Townshend has a wide-ranging experience in most musical styles, from classical and folk to rock, jazz, Celtic and Klezmer.  He can put students in touch with music groups in Leeds to suit most musical tastes.





to play jazz

in Leeds, see

the Jazz Bands


If you prefer to play jazz music on the sax, go to the Jazz Bands page for opportunities to play in community jazz bands in Leeds.

Martin Townshend, sax teacher, Leeds

0113 226 6483


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