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Malcolm Dickinson - Musician

My name is Malcolm Dickinson and I teach saxophone and clarinet lessons in Stamford.

I began playing clarinet in 1977 and saxophone in 1980.  I began teaching private lessons (saxophone and clarinet) in 1986 and have taught over fifty students.  My students have ranged from 10 years old to 50 years old, and from beginners to advanced players.

How I teach and how to arrange a lesson

My musical history

A page about classical saxophone

Book lists for my saxophone students and for my clarinet students

Where to get clarinet and saxophone reeds

I have several saxophones for sale

My articles giving answers to questions about clarinet and saxophone

List of saxophone stencil names

Repair shops that I recommend

Email me at:  malcolm [at] malcolm {dot} cc

The following are links that you may find helpful.

Here is a web site with complete fingering charts!


International Clarinet Association

North American Saxophone Alliance


Jamey Aebersold's summer jazz workshops for adults

Saxophone Institute at Transylvania University

Interlochen Arts Camp
Greenwich Public Schools:
Music curriculum
Calendar of music performances
Performing Groups
The American Festival Concert Band
Connecticut Arts ConnectEd (list of music groups and arts programs)
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic kids' site
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
Norwalk Youth Symphony
The Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble
Keith Brion's New Sousa Band
Stamford Symphony Orchestra
Yale University Bands
Where to get supplies (reeds, mouthpieces, neckstraps):
See my chart comparing different sources for reeds
Reed strength comparison chart carries saxophone reeds and mouthpieces and ships very fast.
Frederick Weiner Woodwinds is a large mail-order supply house on Long Island. They carry reeds, accessories, cases, and instruments.
International Music Suppliers is a mail-order company that supplies reeds, mouthpieces, neckstraps, swabs, etc. 
The Woodwind / The Brasswind is a large mail-order supply house in Ohio. They carry reeds, accessories, cases, and instruments.

Where to get sheet music:

Our local music store is The Music Source, in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.  T.D. Ellis, the owner, stocks all sorts of music, and if he doesn't have it in stock, he can order it. Call them at 698-0444 or email or go by 1345 E. Putnam Ave in Old Greenwich. They are open Monday through Saturday from Noon-5
Sheet Music Plus has the lowest prices on sheet music. Click on one of these links to get a discount on music:
 Alto Saxophone sheet music
 Tenor Saxophone sheet music
 Clarinet sheet music is a good place to order music (by phone or over the web). They have a wide selection of clarinet and saxophone methods and ship surprisingly fast!
Eble Music Company is a world-famous supplier of sheet music and method books. They have great customer service and they take orders over the phone.

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc. offers all kinds of books and CDs on jazz. They have online ordering too.

Shattinger Music Co. has a huge library of instrumental music and if they don't have it, they will find and mail it to you!

Other is a woodwind shop in the Atlanta area with a large array of classical saxophone recordings and a good selection of vintage American instruments.


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