Course descriptionThe saxophone (referred to colloquially as the sax) belongs to the family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Although most saxophones are made from brass, they are categorized as woodwind instruments, because sound is produced by an oscillating reed traditionally made out of woody cane, rather than lips vibrating in a mouthpiece cup as with the brass instrument family. As with the other woodwinds, the pitch of the note being played is controlled by covering holes in the body tube to control the resonant frequency of the air column by changing the effective length of the tube.
The saxophone is used in classical music (such as concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, and occasionally, orchestras), military bands, marching bands, jazz (such as big bands and jazz combos), and contemporary music.
Study and learn the saxophone through private lessons from accomplished instructors who are experts in their craft. Private lessons are available for students of all abilities and each student will be matched with an instructor that best fits their needs and goals.