I had been taking saxophone lessons for a few years and had taken some grade exams but as a jazz fan, I really wanted to delve into the world of jazz improvisation. I had tried this through YouTube videos and books on the subject with little success, and really felt that I needed a more focused approach.
After chatting with Donna, I enrolled in a series of online group lessons (Supercharge Your Jazz Improvisation), and I'm really glad I did. These lessons provided me with a direct, focused approach to jazz improvisation.
Donna is a natural teacher – knowledgeable, with the ability to impart that knowledge in a clear and precise manner – this lady really knows her stuff! She is patient, non judgmental, personable, encouraging and engaging, drawing on her own experiences to benefit her students.
The lessons were very organized.
In the days leading up to a lesson, Donna provided a link to some notes, with a brief outline of what would be covered and any relevant resources (backing tracks, PDF’s etc.). I found this hugely beneficial, as it allowed me to prepare in advance of the lesson.
Each lesson was then recorded, and a link to the recording was provided, along with further notes from the lesson.
All in all, the lessons were of huge benefit to me and I would have no hesitation in recommending Donna to anyone.
If you're considering enrolling for a course or availing of lessons with Donna, have no concerns – you won't find a better mentor.
Thanks Donna for helping me make sense of improvising and providing me with a way forward. It was the best money I've ever spent in this regard.