Testimonials

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"If you are looking to improve your improvisation, get to grips with jazz and blues, Ray is the perfect teacher to get you there. He keeps things simple yet exciting and engaging. He has no set format, just goes along with exactly what you need, pointing you in the right direction. His experience, knowledge and easy going way go a long way to make lessons with him great fun.  He's really helped me to achieve a solid starting point on my journey. Would strongly recommend having lessons with him."

Lucas Richardson

London, UK

October, 2021

"A dream come true! I had the honour to meet my favourite sax player in person and learn from him Ray Gelato , What a wonderful person and brilliant sax player! Not only that, he is an amazing teacher too!!! My breathing technique and sound already improved by a lot with his tips. 100 percent recommended to all my friends, sax players in London. E per gli amici in Italia ci sono lezioni anche online. Grande Ray!!!!"

Dario

London, UK

October 2021

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"About four years ago I found Ray on YouTube playing “Night Train” live.  As an off and on saxophone dabbler, this performance got my enthusiasm going and hardly a day has gone by since when I haven’t picked up the tenor for an hour or more.  This was the sound and style I had been looking for!  I’m at this older than most, and quickly took on-line, in-person, and community college instruction focusing on the technicalities of jazz and technique.  All good, but none taught me how to play for people and to get the sound and feel as Ray has.  You can see for yourself his enthusiasm for playing to a group and the enjoyment and satisfaction everyone gets from this.  His willingness and ability to pass this along is truly unique and has increased my enjoyment of playing and performing beyond my expectations."

Chuck Raggio

Linden, CA.  USA

November, 2020

"When I first met Ray, I was a competent saxophone player, but I was new to performance and my playing lacked flair. I was also massively struggling to attain the tone I wanted. I'd seen Ray performing at Ronnie Scott's and sat in the audience saying 'I want to sound like THAT!' so I was thrilled when Ray agreed to teach me.

I was incredibly nervous before my first session with Ray, but I needn't have been - he was so kind and patient with me, and more than that, he helped me access aspects of my playing I didn't think were ever going to be possible for me. Within weeks, I had managed to develop a controlled vibrato and rich tone, I had learnt to growl, and I had also been introduced to a wealth of amazing artists and players I'd never heard of. I developed my transcription skills and under Ray's wonderful guidance, I honed my skills as both a player and a performer. Book him now, you won't regret it!"

Charlie Turner

London, UK

November 2020

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