Category Archives: Our Events

In Store Monthly Workshops
The Music Place holds many events from in-store workshops and masterclasses (in both our Melbourne and Sydney stores) to our legondary “Stax of Sax” events. Our events are normally open to the public and book out quick. For up-to-date info follow out facebook page.


Circular Breathing in Music

Sooo… you wanna play those really, really long notes that go on forever, along with the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Courtney Pine, Sonny Rollins, Kenny G, Colin Stetson, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and going as far back as Harry Carney, Duke Ellington’s baritone specialist, or ? You need to learn circular breathing – and I’m going to explain how.

Mouthpiece Placement and Intonation

From this article, I hope that you gain an understanding of how moving the mouthpiece on the neck cork affects the instrument as a whole. There is a delicate relationship between the notes played with the left hand and the notes played with the right hand as well as an interplay with the instruments key heights and ultimately its tone. Where you place the mouthpiece on the neck cork is both a result of and an effect of these variables.

ANZAC Day, 2015

NOTE: The Music Place stores will be closed ANZAC Day Unless it has slipped past you in the media, this year marks 100 years since the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli.  Such was the impact of this landing, and the ensuing battle, that every year since then April 25 has been a significant day [...] READ MORE