One-to-one Lessons

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 committing to any course, we usually recommend meeting for a consultation lesson for you to have an overview of the teaching method

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.