Taught by an experienced woodwind specialist with a masters degree in music education
The alto saxophone is a medium pitched instrument that produces sound by vibrating a single reed. It often plays the harmony and reads the treble clef. While it is a challenging instrument to play in tune that requires large enough hands to reach the keys, the saxophone is a rewarding, expressive instrument that is found in the concert band, marching band, and jazz band as well as a solo instrument. The saxophone family has several members. These include the Eb alto saxophone, which is usually the first one students learn, Bb tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, and bass saxophone.
You can listen to the saxophone here.
Beginners' lessons start with making the first sound on the mouthpiece, assembling the saxophone, playing long tones, and learning the notes G, A, B. Once you learn G, A, and B, you can play "Hot Cross Buns," "Three Blind Mice," and "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Students with previous experience will learn new technique, musicianship, and repertoire at a developmentally appropriate level. Please bring your current or most recent music with you so I can see where you are at and we can go from there.
Lessons are personalized for each player to fit his or her goals and needs. They often include technical studies, scales, fingerings, tone production, and musicianship. We will use method books and supplemental materials including solos.
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