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1:1 LESSONS

From beginners to young professional saxophonists

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.

 Kids

We offer private lessons for kids from 8 years old onwards.
You child will develop solid fundamentals on the saxophone while working on the corse aspects of music theory and ear training. Our sessions are structured to your child’s ability.
We make sure we deliver a friendly, effective yet appropriately challenging lesson at every session.
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Kids' section

 Young professional saxophonists

On the other hand, if you are a young professional/student saxophonist looking for ongoing lessons or coaching, we can develop a custom-made plan targeting your weak spots that need improving.

 Adult learners

We welcome complete beginners to advance students.
As an adult learner is important that you learn the music that you like, the one that you enjoy the most.
You tell us what style you prefer, which songs you want to learn and we will do everything we know to get you playing in no time. Teaching both by ear and by reading musical notation, you will gain a deep knowledge on the saxophone and the musical language.
We know you want to have fun playing the saxophone!

So, what’s in it for me?

 

 

Learning with a private teacher has many great benefits. You learn at your own pace, focusing on your interests and playing what you really like and needs improving.

 

These are just some of the many benefits you will get from learning on a one to one basis:

 

  • Get attentive and personalised professional coaching on your technique & sound
  • Work on a tailored plan made by your teacher and yourself.
  • Work at your own pace
  • Learn your favourite tunes (and not the teacher’s)
  • Know your weak points and target them with your teacher’s guidance
  • Develop solid saxophone technique

Advance players

 

For advance players private lessons include:

 

  • technical excercieses
  • all major/minor scales
  • arpeggios: major, minor, dominant, diminished, augmented
  • intervals of 3’s, 4’s, 5’s
  • modes
  • vibrato
  • multiphonics
  • slap tongue
  • altissimo register
  • transcription techniques
  • learning by ear
  • sight-reading
  • improvisation technique
  • even and odd time rhythms
  • repertoire

Beginners/Intermediate players

 

For beginners/intermediate player private lessons include:

 

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

KIDS

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.

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.

We also prepare students for graded exams. So, if you would like your child to work towards graded examinations whether ABRSM or Trinity’s graded exams,  don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to arrange a consultation lesson.

So, what’s in it for my child?

 

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

We could not have expressed what the role of music is better than Benjamin Zander, musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.