Irina is inspiring our Sax School Community with her great videos. And at just 15 years old, Irina is one of our youngest Sax School Members! Irina is our July Legend.
Classical saxophone fan Irina is originally from Ireland but is now living in Portugal. She began learning saxophone 4 years ago back in Ireland, encouraged by her parents. “We’ve always been inspired by music,” explains Irina.
Irina is now having saxophone lessons online, as well as being a member of Sax School. Before the current COVID restrictions, she enjoyed playing saxophone with a brass band and an orchestra.
Her performance of Vittorio Monti’s “Czardas” proved to be a challenge, but earned Irina a great response from our Sax School Community. “I learned it partly from the sheet music, and partly by ear,” explains Irina.
Sharing her videos on YouTube and Instagram, and in our Sax School Community, plays a big part in keeping Irina motivated. “I started my YouTube Channel during the first lockdown, hoping to entertain people,” she says. “But it also helps to build my confidence, as I play at a higher level.” And looking back at previous videos is a great way to see how far you’ve progressed, too.
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Irina is focussed on the pieces she needs to learn for her forthcoming grade 6 saxophone exam in a few months’ time. After that, she is looking forward to a potential career in music. “It’s an interesting career path, and there are lots of different directions I could take from there,” she says.
We have loved seeing Irina’s videos and watching her great progress – and we can’t wait to see what she does next. To be such a great player at just 15 years old, Irina is certainly one to watch.
Irina’s Tips for New Sax School Members
- Take time learning scales and arpeggios – these building blocks will help make you a better sax player
- Share your videos in the Sax School Community – it’s really motivational to get great feedback on your playing.
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