Teaching at the Singapore Saxophone Symposium, August 2016
One of the most respected saxophone teachers in the United Kingdom, Kyle Horch has many years experience working with learning players at all levels from beginner to conservatoire level.
He has been a saxophone professor at the Royal College of Music in London since 1991. His teaching studio has attracted students from the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Malta, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the USA. His students frequently win prizes at competitions both within and outside the RCM, and many of those who have learned with Kyle have gone on to become successful and award-winning musicians with a diverse range of career paths. RCM website here.
Since 2011, he has also been saxophone teacher at Royal Holloway, University of London. RHUL Music Department website here.
He is Visiting Consultant in Saxophone at Birmingham Conservatoire. In this role he gives a day of masterclasses each term to the Conservatoire's saxophone students. BC website here.
In the earlier part of his career, he worked with children and amateur saxophonists for many years at the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and Art, Harpenden Musicale, as well as in schools such as Trinity School, Croydon; The King's School, Canterbury; and Radley College.
He continues to work with children in outreach projects, most frequently for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. BCMG Learning webpage here. The BCMG site also includes a video of Kyle speaking about the basics of composing for saxophone, aimed at school age composers, as a resource for the ongoing BCMG Sequenza project, here.
Summer courses 2017
Kyle will teach at two summer courses in July/August 2017:
MusicFest Aberystwyth. Saturday 22nd July to Saturday 29th July 2017. Kyle will be presenting a recital and giving classical saxophone masterclasses. He will lead the saxophone course with the assistance of outstanding Norweigian saxophonist Lars Lien. Open to learning players aged 16 and above. Bursaries available for students in full-time education. Further information will be forthcoming at the MusicFest website here.
Clarinet and Saxophone Summer Course, Hindhead Music Centre. Sunday 30th July to Thursday 3rd August 2017. Open to children aged 12 and above, and adult amateur players. Grade 5 standard and above. Kyle will lead the saxophone side of the course, with the assistance of Alistair Parnell and Naomi Sullivan. Further information here.
The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone. Edited by Richard Ingham. Cambridge University Press, published 1999.
Kyle contributed two chapters to the book: "Saxophone Technique" and "Teaching the Saxophone".
Link to further information and purchase at www.cambridge.org here.