Saxophone Lessons for Beginners

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$279 Limited inc GST / $223.20 / $251.10
Saxophone Lessons for Beginners

<p>Learn how to play the saxophone in Sydney.</p><p>In this Saxophone Lessons for Beginners 1 course you will learn how to play and care for your instrument, fundamentals of reading music, basic

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Course description

Learn how to play the saxophone in Sydney.

In this Saxophone Lessons for Beginners 1 course you will learn how to play and care for your instrument, fundamentals of reading music, basic theory and playing in tune & time.

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

Ideal for

This course is designed for beginners. No previous knowledge of the saxophone or music literacy is needed.

Course content
  • 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
Learning outcomes

By the end of this 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
Please bring
  • A Saxophone (Alto or Tenor) with mouthpiece and reeds
  • Sling (neck strap)
  • Cleaning kit
  • 2B Pencil and eraser
  • Cork Grease
  • Music book with 1lined page and 1 page of manuscript to view.
  • Music book A New Tune A Day for Alto or Tenor

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). A 10% discount will be provided for Sydney Community College students. It is also available at Sax and Woodwind.

Important information

The teacher’s recommendation for purchase or hire of Alto or Tenor saxophone, reeds, sling and cleaning kits are Sax & Woodwind and The Music Place. 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.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.