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Terry Quinney is in high demand as a saxophone teacher of all styles, from jazz to rock 'n roll, from pop to classical for pupils of all ages and abilities.  Terry has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University Of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada and spent 2 years studying with Pat LaBarbera, Don Thompson, Kirk MacDonald at Humber College in Toronto, Canada.   Terry is also available as a flute and clarinet teacher for pupils of beginner to intermediate levels.

Terry works as a peripatetic woodwind instructor in a number of primary and secondary schools in the Southwest UK as well as presenting jazz improvisation workshops at a variety of regional jazz clubs.  Terry is currently accepting new pupils and teaching engagements so feel free to get in touch via the contact form.


[Terry] is a wonderful teacher with an easy manner & personable approach.  His knowledge & technical ability has always had our son in awe of him, and completely driven to improve & work on whatever Terry suggests.  Much of what [our son] has been inspired by was introduced to him by Terry.  He is now 16 and working on Charlie Parker transcriptions.

We have always found Terry to be punctual, professional and interested in our son's progress.  His experience in improvisation has been really beneficial to our son during Jazz Saxophone exams. 5 stars from us!

- Caroline S. teacher, Gillingham School

Terry Quinney is Wessex Music's first choice local professional saxophone player.  It doesn't matter if you are just starting out, experimenting with advanced technique or are looking for a band for that special occasion Terry can always help you out.

- Gary Mills, owner, Wessex Music

[Terry is] a popular leader of jazz workshops and a superb gig artist.  Easy going but totally focused, he's a gift to students, promoters and audiences alike.

- Paul Cannon, Wells Jazz Collective

Terry was highly recommended to us as a music teacher  just under a year ago from Wessex Music in Sherborne. I have two daughters who are both being taught by Terry. One plays the flute, and the other the clarinet. They both really enjoy their lessons and are progressing well towards grade 1. He is always professional and very understanding. 

-Lizzie P.

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