Testimonials Testimonials

Carol Hayward

Geoff Atherton is a tonic as a sax teacher. I always leave my lessons
feeling better than when I arrived, and he encouraged and got me through
from zero to Grade 5 in about 3 years.Definitely a good retirement investment for me!

Carol Hayward, Hebden Bridge.

September 2016

Helen Vines

Geoff Atherton is an excellent music teacher. My son, now 14 has been learning alto sax with Geoff for three years. He came to Geoff after a discouraging experience with another teacher and since the change has looked forwards to his lessons, has been enjoying his music and has made great progress.

 Geoff’s lessons are fun and productive and my son comes away challenged but not overwhelmed and keen to practice the new techniques/pieces he has been taught. He has encouraged self-expression and my son’s individual style on the saxophone while teaching him the necessary technical skills.

 My son has progressed more than a grade a year under Geoff’s tuition but more importantly for me as a parent, he is never cross, never shouts, never demeans. I firmly believe that music is for enjoyment and my son enjoys his lessons with Geoff. Also he is great value for money!

Helen Vines,Huddersfield.

January 2016


Alan Jones from London (Sax purchase)

From Alan Jones of London after purchasing one of the saxophones for sale on my website.

Just to say thanks for your honest description of the saxophone, speedy service, excellent packaging.

The sax looks and plays beautifully.My saxophone teacher Gideon took your number and website details as I think he looking for a replacement tenor for himself.

Kind regards Alan

Jennifer Johnson

Geoff is a patient teacher and an inspirational sax player. He has a number of teaching styles and so far has always managed to find one which gets the key message of any tune I am learning across to me. I thoroughly enjoy my weekly lessons, am inspired to practice.



Jackie Barrow

I have always loved the sound of the saxophone and was lent one by my brother. However, having reached the age of sixty without ever having learnt to read music or to play a musical instrument, I needed to find a teacher prepared to take on a challenge!


Mitchell Sutcliffe

Geoff started teaching me when I was 9 years old.I couldn't read music and was an absolute beginner. I've now  just passed my Jazz Grade 4 and feel more confident in playing with others.


David & Jenny Whitehead, Huddersfield.

Alex, 13, has progressed really well and has exceptional appreciation for jazz and improvisation, which he has learnt from Geoff's commitment and dedication to the instrument.


Julie Jones (Mother), Halifax.

Geoff is patient and enthusiastic and clearly enjoys teaching as well as playing. Alicia has made fantastic progress; passed Grade 2 with distinction.


Tracy Greenhalgh, Halifax.

Geoff is a fantastic teacher. His patience knows no bounds and is matched by his professionalism and knowledge of music. 


Noel Wood, Director, Peter David Properties Ltd, Halifax.

I have found learning the saxophone with Geoff to be a fantastic way to switch off from the pressures of work and the social aspects involved in learning an instrument are fun and enjoyable.