Professional Musician, Composer and Teacher


Consultation and lessons

From his home in Bedfordshire Paul has welcomed many people to his successful private teaching practice.

Visitors include peripatetic woodwind teachers who find themselves needing to teach another instrument to professional players already on the scene who (for whatever reason) want/need to pick up other woodwind instruments.

“Paul is a fantastic, very approachable and highly recommended music teacher who supports his pupils in developing their playing.” Gemma Mchugh – Private Student”These sessions are tailored for individual needs and range from consultation lessons for players entering the profession, to a more structured approach for players starting a new (but related) instrument.

I now teach at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music as their Visiting Multi Instrumentalist Consultant. My aim is to work with all woodwind students in the art of woodwind tripling, not forgetting the intricacies of the business of being a freelance musician, particularly in the field of musical theatre.

Less advanced players of all ages are of course welcome and students benefit from the experience I have gained from 25 years of instrumental teaching. Please feel free to contact me to enquire about availability and details of rates.


The new Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses are available now, and are valid from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020.
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Paul Saunders Featured In Trinity’s New Woodind Syllabusses

Trinity’s Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind syllabuses offer the choice and flexibility to allow candidates to play to their strengths, enabling them to gain recognition for their own unique skills as performers. In response to widespread demand, Initial exams are now available for flute and clarinet.

CD recordings of all pieces in the books will be released during autumn 2016 and Paul Saunders is one of the clarinetists featured on the recordings.

For more information on these new syllabusses, please visit the Trinity College website.

Student Comments

“I met Paul through a friend who works with me at Les Misérables in the West End. I contacted him because I wanted to improve my technique on doubling and trebling and I found in him not only a really experienced teacher and good musician but a nice and easy going guy who will make you comfortable in your lesson making you improve even more than you expected.”

Antonio Casado, clarinetist

“Having had clarinet lessons with Paul on and off for around two years, my clarinet playing has improved considerably. A ‘man of many a musical metaphor’, he encourages sound and solid progression in clarinet technical together with enhancing the understanding of what clarinet playing/expression is all about. For a sax player, aiming to further his ‘clarinet chops’, I have found this invaluable and would thoroughly recommend Paul to any musician, no matter what standard they are.”

Anto Lawton – Professional Saxophonist and Woodwind Trebler

“Mr Saunders is a very good saxophone teacher. I feel I have progressed well with him as my teacher. Not only is Mr Saunders a gifted teacher, but he is also very funny and imaginative in his teaching methods. His fun attitude makes the lessons enjoyable while his engaging techniques (such as the use of ‘Garage Band’ and rhythm acronyms) keep the lessons interesting and unequaled.”

Ben Noar – Highgate School Saxophone Student
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