HOLIDAY COURSES

London Saxophone School’s holiday courses run during the summer and half terms.
We offer 5-day camps for kids and weekend workshops for adults.

Summer camps for kids (grades 5+)

This program is designed to enhance the technical skills on the saxophone while strengthening the rhythmical, aural and ensemble skills.
Your child will sharpen her/his theory knowledge, ensemble playing and get playing with a friendly bunch of fellow saxophone players.

Camps for kids

Weekend workshops for adults

If you need that extra kick in further developing your saxophone skills, then this full two-day workshop is ideal for you.

Weekend courses for adults

CAMPS FOR KIDS

Overview

This weekend crash course is designed for kids grade 5+.

Your child will tackle all the fundamentals of saxophone playing with particular attention to embouchure, sound, finger coordination, sight-reading, rhythm, improvisation and injury prevention.

 

The camp consists of technique labs,  reading labs, saxophone ensemble rehearsals, rhythm labs with a drummer and an informal performance for peers at the end of the course.

 

The course consists of:

  • Technique labs for sound and embouchure
  • Rhythm lab
  • Sound lab
  • Saxophone ensemble
  • Final performance for peers and family

So, what’s in it for my child?

 

We are passionate about delivering friendly, effective yet challenging camps and have created custom-made programs aimed to make your child learn and internalise new information in a short period of time.

 

During the 5 days at the camp your child will:

 

  • Meet and play with other kids at the same level
  • Improve skills on the saxophone
  • Strengthen sight-reading through group playing
  • Refine rhythmic awareness
  • Boost self-confidence and discipline

‘My daughter was preparing for her grade 7 exam last year and after this course she improved drastically. She passed her exam with distinction but most importantly her overall social confidence grew. Great fun and fantastic teaching techniques. Thank you LSS!’

– Martha Griffiths

WEEKEND COURSES FOR ADULTS

Overview

This weekend  course is designed for those who want to deepen their musical and saxophone knowledge in a short period.

 

You will strengthen  all the fundamentals of saxophone playing with particular attention to embouchure, sound, finger movement, range, rhythm, reading, basics of improvisation, group playing, performing and respiratory system anatomy.

 

The course consists of technique labs,  reading labs, group playing rehearsals, rhythm labs with a drummer and an informal performance for peers at the end of the course.

 

 

The course consists of:

  • Technique labs for sound and embouchure
  • Rhythm lab
  • Sound lab
  • Saxophone ensemble
  • Final performance for peers

So, what’s in it for me?

 

 

This workshop is aimed to boost your level in just a weekend.
We have divided the course into various labs targeting the different layers of learning music – technique, sound, rhythm, group playing.

 

By the end, you will have a clearer understanding of how to establish your practice routine in a methodical way by analysing the music that you are playing.

 

During the full weekend you will:

 

  • Define your goals and work towards them with no wasted time in the practice room
  • Have a stronger understanding of how to practice efficiently
  • Boost your rhythmic awareness
  • Learn things well and quickly to be performed at the end of the workshop

I have been playing for 6 months and have an ok musical knowledge and saxophone skills for a beginner. This course was revolutionary. So clear and to the point that I felt I learnt more in those two days than in what I have learnt in 6 months. I’m definitely booking the next one.

– Andy O’Neil