- Saxophone technique
- Sound development
- Breath control
- Reading Music
- Music Theory
- Rhythm Reading
- Ear Training
Saxophone Lessons FAQ
Q. At what age should I start to learn the saxophone?
A. As the saxophone is a reasonably large and heavy instrument, a child needs to be of a certain size to begin to learn. Generally we would say children 9-10 years of age and above can start to learn the sax. And of course, it’s never too late to learn. We have students who have started in their 20’s and make excellent progress or who are picking up the saxophone again after a long break.
Q. What type of saxophone should I start to learn on?
A. It’s a good idea to learn the saxophone that you like the sound of the most as you will feel more enthusiasm for your own sound. Many people start with the alto saxophone as there are many second-hand and rental saxophones available, and it is a manageable size. Soprano saxophone can be difficult for beginners, as the intonation (playing in tune) is more challenging than Alto or Tenor.
Q. Where can I get a saxophone?
A. Even for a beginner it is important to have a quality instrument. We recommend Rayburn Music for rentals and purchases. To make it more convenient for our students the Sharon Music Academy has arranged with Rayburn to deliver and exchange rental saxophones on site. Just visit Rayburn’s rental page and choose “Affiliate: Sharon Music Academy” in “Select District” drop-down menu. Write down the confirmation number and email it to us. Students of the Sharon Music Academy may also have discounts on some instruments sold by Rayburn. If you know what saxophone you want to buy you can also try to buy online or search for the second hand instrument on craigslist. Our instructors will help you to choose the right instrument for you.