One-to-one lessons for Children & Teens

1-to-1 lessons are 1 hour in length for all levels and can start at anytime. They can be purchased as a block of 5, 10, 20 or individually. To see good results it is recommended to have lessons weekly. Before you commit to any course, we usually recommend meeting for a consultation lesson for you to have an overview of the teaching method.

So, what’s in it for my child?

 

The saxophone is a great instrument to learn from an early age.  A good age to start playing is between 9 and 11. Children who start music lessons at an early age develop skills that increase their self-confidence, develop creative thinking and boost their self discipline.

 

Watch how playing a musical instrument benefits your brain

 

By learning the saxophone on a one to one basis your child will:

 

General

  • Deepen creative skills
  • Develop memory & numeracy
  • Understand rhythms
  • Work at her/his own pace
  • Learn how to process sound and take it apart in all its components
  • Boost self confidence and self discipline
  • Perform in student concerts
  • Play with other fellow musicians, hence learn how to listen and work as a team

 

Saxophone

  • Develop solid saxophone technique
  • Gain deep musical & saxophone knowledge
  • Work towards grades or music college audition
  • Get personalised coaching on sound
  • Develop a personal plan tailored to your child’s interests, tastes and goals

 

Most importantly, lessons kids are fun and engaging, letting her/him learn learn through experimentation while developing the correct knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in saxophone and music.

 

Your child will acquire solid musical foundations that will enable her/him to reach a high musical standard to audition to first class music colleges and universities.

For Beginners

In private lessons you will learn all you need to know about the saxophone. This includes

 

  • how to set it up
  • how to hold it
  • fingerings
  • how to produce a note
  • how to read musical notation
  • introduction to scales and improvisation
  • basic improvisation techniques
  • technical etudes
  • how to develop your musicality
  • sight-reading
  • how to play in tempo
  • rhythm exercises
  • playing your favourite tunes

Advanced players

For more advance players private lessons include

 

  • technical exercise
  • all major/minor scales, intervals of 3’s/4’s
  • arpeggios: major, minor, dominant, diminished, augmented
  • modes
  • vibrato
  • multiphonics
  • slap
  • altissimo register
  • transcriptions techniques
  • learning by ear
  • sight-reading
  • improvisation techniques
  • even & odd time rhythms
  • pieces

If you would like to take graded examinations or are looking for coaching for auditions and/or concerts, we can also help you with either option as well.