Saxophone Lessons for Beginners

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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, 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 course while you learn how to play your instrument and begin to discover the magic of playing 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 notebook: 1 lined page and 1 page of manuscript to view.
  • Course book: A New Tune A Day for Alto or Tenor

You can purchase the textbook from:

  • Music on the move: 360 Forest Road, Hurstville NSW 2220. Phone: 9585 1656
  • 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.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • 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: Excellent teacher, 10 out of 10 in that respect. venue ok, but would be better if in CBD, would make it easier for most people to get to.

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