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Learn how to play the saxophone with our music & singing short courses in Sydney.

In this Saxophone for Beginners course, you will learn how to play and care for your instrument, the fundamentals of reading music, basic theory and playing in tune and in time.

Have fun as you gain an enthusiasm for music through this relaxed saxophone course while you learn how to play your instrument and begin to discover the magic of playing music.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this saxophone course, you will:

  • have become proficient at playing the saxophone at a beginner’s level
  • be able to read music at a beginner’s level
  • be able to understand rhythmic notation
  • have experienced a variety of musical genres.

What will be covered in this saxophone course?

  • Care and maintenance of the instrument
  • Tone and embouchure
  • Correct posture and breathing
  • Playing techniques
  • Learn simplified versions of well-known pieces from classical, jazz, folk and contemporary musical genres
  • Basic music theory

Who is this saxophone course for?

These saxophone lessons are designed for beginners. No previous knowledge of saxophone or music literacy is needed.

What to bring to class

  • A Saxophone (Alto or Tenor) with mouthpiece and reeds
  • Sling (neck strap)
  • Cleaning kit
  • 2B Pencil and eraser
  • Cork Grease
  • Music notebook: 1 lined page and 1 page of manuscript to view
  • Music textbook for Alto Saxophone: Essential Elements for Band: Eb Alto Saxophone (ISBN:9780634003172)
  • Music textbook for Tenor Saxophone: Essential Elements Tenor Sax Book 1 (ISBN: 9780634003189)

You can purchase the textbook from:

Music On The Move
360 Forest Road, Hurstville NSW 2220
Phone: 02 9585 1656

Sax & Woodwind ...and Brass
Shop 3, 158 Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone: 02 9557 4588

Important information

  • The teacher’s recommendation for the purchase or hire of Alto or Tenor saxophone, reeds, sling and cleaning kits are Sax & Woodwind and The Music Place.
  • Avoid instruments sold by retailers who aren’t music shops. You may end up spending more on repair or set up than the instrument is worth.
  • This class is a wind instrument class that includes instruments such as flute, clarinet, saxophone and trumpet.

Recommended brands are:

  • Yamaha YAS 280 Alto sax, or
  • Yamaha YTS 280 Tenor sax
  • Jupiter 500 Alto sax
  • “Bambu” cleaning kit
  • “Neotech” sling (make sure you try the size first – junior, regular or XL)
  • Reeds – Rico Royal 1.5 for beginners

Avoid instruments sold by retailers who aren’t music shops. You may end up spending more on repair or set up than the instrument is worth.

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Saxophone Lessons for Beginners: Level 1

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Course testimonials:

  • said: This was a good course, unfortunately I was unable to complete the course due to personal matters. I am looking at doing the course again next term. Thanks

  • said: Great tutor! Convenient time for an adult

  • said: Excellent teacher. Very approachable, friendly and helpful. Very interesting course. I'd love to do the next level in the same format with Sydney Community College, unfortunately beginners level is the only available. The only problem with the venue were the toilets, not very well taken care of. The rest was good, nice clean classroom and on site parking.

  • said: Andy is a brilliant teacher. I learnt a lot in relatively few sessions and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

  • said: I went into this course as an absolute beginner and I now have the knowledge and enough skill to progress learning to play the saxophone on my on own. Andy is an excellent tutor and his course structure allows you to recover (get your breath back) while others are playing so you can last a two-hour lessons. The venue location is good.. The last two sessions via Zoom worked although there were occasional sound issues. Overall I found the course to be well worthwhile doing. Thank you for organising the course.

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