John Robert Brown

Department: Contributor Biography

John Robert Brown first contributed reviews to Music Teacher in the early 1970s.

His book How to Play Saxophone (St. Martin’s Press, New York) was published in 1983. His Concise Guide to Musical Terms appeared in 2002. He also contributed pencil portraits to the Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone.

For a decade during the 1950s and 1960s John was a full-time musician, playing the clarinet and saxophone. Later he became a schoolmaster, teaching music and maths. From 1975 he was a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at Leeds College of Music.

He lives in Leeds.