Saxophones, instruction books, DVDs, mouthpieces and more at our fund-raising store TamingTheSaxophone


All the profit from direct sales at TamingTheSaxophone is donated to various charities or special needs educational establishments. Also, all profits received by us from affiliate sales is also donated

We have raised over £80,000 in the last 10 years, for which I’d like to heartily thank everyone who has donated or bought something from the store.

Thank you all!


We raised over £5000 for Langside School, Poole, Dorset in order to buy a Soundbeam 5 Complete Kit as well as paying for staff training and workshops.

I visited Langside and met with Chris Maund. Most of the pupils need one to one attention, the staff are totally dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic.but sorely in need of funds. The staff are even having to bring in their own musical instruments to help with classes.


christmas songs at langside school
Christmas Songs at Langside School


Victoria School

2014-2015: Victoria School and Childrens’ Home

We raised £10000 to buy an Omivista Projection System to help with special needs music education at Victoria School, Poole.

2013-2014: Heaton School

We teamed up with Doug Briggs. With Doug’s expertise in the area of assistive music technology we can effectively channel the proceeds of sales so we know it goes where it can do the most good. Currently we have been funding a music programme at Heaton School for children with severe learning disabilities. We are buying musical instruments, assistive music technology such as the Apollo system as well as funding a performance in 2014.

Doug explains how the money helps:


As well as raising money for special needs music education, from time to time we donate to various current campaigns

2007Leukaemia busters£3000
April 2008Leukaemia busters£3220.00
April 2008IMC (Burma Cyclone)£390.00
April 2008Band on the Wall£2500
January 2009Sax on the Web "Saxothon"£211
March 2009Band on the Wall£2000
September 2009Band on the Wall£3000
December 2009PRS benevolent fund£500
December 2009Sax on the Web "Saxothon"£400
January 2010Red Cross Haiti Appeal£500
June 2010Band on the Wall£4000
June 2010Leuka£500
August 2010Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal£1000
February 2011Band On The Wall£6000
March 2011Red Cross£620
June 2011Cancer Research£20
June 2011Leuka£250
December 2011Band on the Wall£10000
March 2012Gorton Education Village£6000
June 2012Leuka£400
Sept 2012Rose Road£50
March 20134Heaton School£1095.60
Jan 2014Heaton School£2280
May 2014Heaton School£6000
March 2015Red Cross Nepal appeal£500
July 2015Victoria School£10000
Sept 2016Langside School, Poole£5339.10
Feb 2017Springwell School, Southampton£2000
April 2017StayUpLate (Gig Buddies)£5000
Oct 2017Youcaring£180
Dec 2018Soco£4596
March 2018Springwell School£5000
March 2018St. Annes Hospice£1000
Total to date=£92,494.79

Previous Campaigns

Fundraising presentation at Band on the WallBand on the Wall (2010)

We donated over £20,000 to Band on the Wall’s programme  Wall of Sounds – a brand new music programme, offering a range of exciting opportunities to explore music through artist residencies, courses, masterclasses and performances. Brighter Sound and Band on the Wall will work in partnership to create a new hub for music learning in Manchester, for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Our donations helped with the following:

  • Saturday morning open access programmes (Rawchestra, Advanced Music Production and New Music Voices). These are FREE for young people
  • Advice and guidance from music professionals
  • Music classes at Band on the Wall
  • Work with children with Special Educational Needs
  • Work in schools across Greater Manchester

Without Pete’s support this area of Wall of Sounds would not be possible. We are extremely grateful for this sponsorship. – Tim Chatterton, Band on the Wall


Fundraising for Leukemiabusters - handong over the cheque

I wish to thank all of you who have supported this fundraising through purchases, downloads, donations and advertising. I recently visited the Leukaemia Busters research facility at Park Gate (see pics) and was able to see at first hand the valuable work that is being carried out. Leukaemia Busters are concentrating on a revolutionary new cure focussing on antibody treatments which are much kinder and safer than the current methods (chemotherapy). The (almost) £8000 raised so far for Leukaemia Busters has enabled them to purchase a Flow Cytometer.