Isn’t the saxophone too heavy for a child?
This is an important topic. The regular alto saxophone might not suit a 9 year old kid as the weight could be overwhelming. Luckily, there is a modified saxophone for kids which weights only 1.86kg, 33% lighter than the usual alto sax. Made by Trevor James, the Alpha Sax is the perfect solution to start learning at a young age. http://www.alphasax.co.uk