There is no entry level. You can be a complete beginner, amateur or professional player. We welcome any level.
All kinds; children, adults with no professional ambitions, music college students and music professionals.
Our current saxophone students range from 9 to 77 years old.
Students will have the opportunity to play in duos, trios, quartets and saxophone ensemble.
A good age to start learning is between 9 and 11 years old.
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
It is never to late to start. Music is for everyone and not only for those who start early in life. It’s not what age you start that matters, it’s the passion and commitment you have towards music that counts.
No. you don’t need to have any previous experience. We take you step by step from scratch.
Surely. The majority of our students take lessons on a 1-to-1 basis. As a student you can really get a lot out of it as you will be presented a great deal of information and attention.
Yes, we have group classes for complete beginners with a maximum of 5 students per class.
Yes, lessons through Skype are available. You just need a computer, tablet or phone and an internet connection. Skype ID: LondonSaxSchool
Yes, indeed. If you book in block of 5,10 or 20 lessons you will get up to 30% off the normal price.
Yes, you have up to one year from the date of purchase.
We highly recommend booking an initial consultation lesson before you commit to any package. We will asses your level and the detailed program to follow.
The amount of hours of practice varies according to your level and personal goals. If you want to do well and see results you will most likely want to practice daily or most days. For beginners we recommend practicing 30 minutes every day or every other day and then build it up over time. For students with professional ambitions preparing for auditions, exams, concert or simply wanting to achieve a great level, we recommend 3 to 6 hours every day.
Music is a challenging yet very rewarding art. Your brain needs some time to process and master new information. If you practice well and smartly you will be ahead of the game but if you don’t you will improve very little and get no rewards and satisfaction for yourself. **Remember: Practice makes permanent
Martino Scovacricchi – Founder, Director
Martino holds a Postgraduate in classical saxophone from the Royal Academy of Music coupled with the LRAM teaching certificate, a 2-year certificate in jazz saxophone from the Berklee College of Music and Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Torino. Martino has been teaching saxophone for more than 10 years bringing a wealth of experience in teaching to all sorts of levels, amounting to about 12,000 hours. He has played at venues such as the Southbank Centre, Ronnie Scotts, Harvard University and played alongside artists such as Peter Erskine and Hermeto Pascoal…Read more
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Tamás was born in Miskolc, Hungary, in 1989. He started studying music very early, at the age of 6, starting with the recorder. At the age of 11 he picks up the alto saxophone, learning mostly classical music. One year later he discovers the music of Charlie Parker and falls in love with jazz music.
In 2006, Tamás moves from his small hometown to Budapest, where he begins to learn jazz with some of the finest jazz musicians of the country, such as Kristóf Bacsó…Read more
Séb Pipe is a London-based half British, half French jazz alto saxophonist, performer, composer and teacher born 23rd August 1982. He performs and writes music for his own group Séb Pipe’s Life Experience (which has released 3 albums to date) and also performs with the Will Butterworth Quartet and Max Luthert’s Orbital group. He first blew an alto sax aged seven…Read more
The Cornish countryside is a quaint place to grow up in. With stimulation and inspiration turned up to the max, it’s quite easy to forget yourself, or rather, forget about school. Music and sport seemed of far more interest, and with the encouragement of knowing I could pursue anything I wished, why would I not spend my concentration on these things?…Read more