Saxophone Performance Workshop

Saxophone Performance Workshop

June 24-28, 2019

Towne View Baptist Church

Kennesaw,  Georgia


We are officially "full",

but 5 spots have been added.


1 remains as of 5/8

Act Now!



Join us for our annual saxophone workshop
devoted to middle and high school saxophonists.

This is a fun and intensive week of saxophone study that deals with all aspects of saxophone performance.

Students will perform in a large saxophone ensemble comprised of soprano through bass saxophones, work in smaller duets, trios, and quartets, and even attend sessions on jazz and improvisation.

The workshop is tailored to meet the individual needs of our participants of all levels. If you are an enthusiastic student of the saxophone and really love playing, then this is the event for you.

Instructors for the week are Robert Haley, Ravan Durr, Martin Wilkes and Emma Haley. Their many decades of direct experience, both teaching and performing, will benefit every attendee and provide multiple insights into all facets of the instrument.

The week concludes with our Instructors Recital on Thursday night, and the student performances on Friday afternoon.

The cost of the workshop is $200 and can be paid in two installments.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

Application Deadline is May 15th. Reserve your spot today!

 Download the workshop application here.

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Brass Faculty

Jerry Brooks - Trumpet

Jerry Brooks brings his 40+ years of performing and teaching experience to Classic Winds in Marietta. Jerry's goal is to instruct students in all styles and levels of music, to create an atmosphere conducive to instrumental music with flexibility to adapt to any musical situation. How to practice, what to practice, when to practice, how much to practice: these key elements will guide the student to develop theirs gifts and talents. Anything can be built upon a strong foundation which depends upon good tone production, flexibility, breath control, and a passion for creating great music.

Mr. Brooks holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia. He has played trumpet and flugelhorn, sang, arranged, written, produced and recorded for various local bands in the Southeast, as well as performing and/or recording with such groups as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Joe South, The Original Drifters, The Tams, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others. He now teaches private trumpet lessons, and plays trumpet in the Cobb Wind Symphony, Cobb New Horizons Band, First Redeemer Church Orchestra, Macland Baptist Church Orchestra and is trumpet soloist/singer at Iron Hill Baptist Church.


Piano Faculty

Piano - Jennie Visscher

Jennie Visscher holds the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree from the University of West Georgia.  Before moving to the Atlanta area, Ms. Visscher was a private instructor and accompanist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She brings her 26 plus years of teaching experience to students ages 4 through adult, from beginning levels to advanced. Ms Visscher regularly holds recitals for her students during the school year.

Piano - Pamela Kent

Pamela Kent has studied music for 36 years. Born and raised in the Atlanta area, she studied music at Clayton State College where she earned a Bachelor’s in Piano Performance. She has been teaching piano since she was 16, and continues to gain great fulfillment in teaching today. Pamela currently performs for Cobb Wind Symphony, as well as Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, along with accompanying for a variety of venues. Her passion for music spread into the dramatic arts in high school, and continued from there. From music directing, to enjoying life in the orchestra pit, she has continued to feed her passion. From musical theater, to classical and jazz, the moniker “Musician” definitely fits.