John Miller is a former student of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, studying Classical Saxophone with Josef Pacewicz (1990-95), graduating with BA (Musical Studies) and Cert. PG Studies. During this period John won a scholarship from The English Speaking Union, enabling him to become the first saxophonist to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival (Boston, USA). This resulted in John being involved in the creation of Marsalis on Music, a series produced by Sony Music featuring legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
As a freelance saxophonist John has performed with all major Scottish orchestras, as well as with a varied list of musicians including Bruce Adams, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole, Jacqui Dankworth and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. John is also a founder member of RSNO Big Band and a member of Alba Saxophone Quartet.
John has worked with theJunior Conservatoire since 1998, tutoring saxophone, saxophone quartet and conducting the Junior Conservatoire Wind Orchestra. He has also examined forRCSand adjudicated for the National Concert Band Festival.
John is a Woodwind Tutor for North Lanarkshire Council, where he also conducts the Regional Wind Ensemble. He holds regular performance class sessions for saxophone students sitting National Qualifications in music. John has also produced and presented in-service courses for NL staff on saxophone and conducting technique, he is also a Jupiter artist.