Do you enjoy the distinctive and unforgettable sound of the saxophone from classical music or jazz performances? Here's your opportunity to learn how to play this emotive instrument!
In this 1-hour, private class, you'll learn how to play the saxophone regardless of your skill level. A professional saxophonist will introduce you to the techniques required to master the saxophone and will customize the sessions to meet your desired goals.
For beginners, you'll learn how to establish a good embouchure (placement of the mouth on the mouthpiece), body posture, hand position and a basic understanding of the saxophone. You'll also learn all twelve major scales.
After mastering the major scales, a greater emphasis will be put on learning how to read music, and study material will be introduced. The instructor will also encourage students to do independent research on the history of the saxophone and the most celebrated and influential saxophonists.
Intermediate and advanced students will learn more advanced techniques and improve their existing skills such as the development of a mature saxophone sound, learning how to improvise, preparing for a solo classical performance, development of intuition for rhythm and melody, learning and memorizing jazz standards, composing music and leading an ensemble.
Beginners' Course Outline:
- Introductory session
- Confirm that you have the appropriate equipment (saxophone and accessories)
- Discuss your desired goals for the lessons
- How to prepare for the video lessons
- Week 1
- Learn a few basic fingerings (which keys to close with your fingers when you play the saxophone)
- Simple daily embouchure and hand positions forming exercises without sound
- Week 2
- Practice embouchure and hand positions
- Learn more fingerings
- Simple daily embouchure and position forming exercises with long tones
- Week 3
- Continued exercises on the formation of a good embouchure, good hand position, and good posture
- Learn remaining fingerings (32 notes in the normal range)
- Simple daily embouchure and hand position forming exercises using articulation exercises
- Week 4
- Assess your progress and goals
- Learn all 12 major scales and one octave
- Start work on Hubert Prati’s “L’Alphabet du Saxophone” or a similar method study for beginner saxophonists
- Students should have their own saxophone to practice on
All sessions are valid for 60 days upon booking
18 and older
- A free 30-minute trial session can be arranged. Contact our toll-free number at 800 3337 for more details
via video calling app