3 Ways To Get Quality Saxophone Lessons Sunday July 17 2022, 11:45 PM
Yona Marie
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3 Ways To Get Quality Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone Lessons For Beginners 


Saxophone lessons may not be as common as voice or piano lessons, but you'd be surprised how many teachers may be available to help you learn the instrument. You can learn the basics if you need to start as if you don't know anything about playing instruments. You could also start a little further depending on your past journey as a musician. 

Finding saxophone lessons can be a bit challenging, especially when you don't know where to look. There are four main things you want to consider for your search. Once you figure out these things, you can find what's the best fit for your individual needs.

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Your Saxophone Type


Which saxophone type are you interested in? The most common are the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. You may find that you want to play some or all of them, but decide which you'd like to start with. Many people like to start with the alto sax or the tenor sax. The tenor is heavier, so children often do best with the alto instrument. 

Your Saxophone Lesson Availability 


You first need to decide how much time you have to set aside for consistent lessons. Do you have a day each week you can set aside for sure? Or are you more interested in learning at random and at your own pace?

Your Location and Travel Options 


Secondly, are you able to travel to a teacher or have someone come to you? Do you have a saxophone already, or will you need to borrow/rent one? Would you prefer this to be done virtually or in a music studio? Do you live in an area where it may be hard to find a sax teacher that can help you? What are you most comfortable with?

Your Budget For Saxophone Lessons


Lastly, what can you afford? Can you budget enough for a renowned saxophone teacher to teach you in their studio weekly? Are you looking for someone who can help you at a more discounted rate? Are you worried you really can't afford a saxophone teacher at all?

Find A Local Saxophone Teacher 


Finding a local sax teacher is optimal for those looking to learn how to play as an adult or as a child. It's my top recommendation for getting effective results. 

Pros:

  • This is the best option for those living in an area with access to several saxophone teachers that they can choose from.
  • It's also a great choice for those with a large budget to do saxophone lessons over a long period.
  • A local saxophone teacher is also a good idea for someone who can consistently meet with their teacher every week to work on their musical skill. 
  • A local saxophone teacher can get to know you personally and work with your individual needs in person. 

Cons:

  • This can be the most costly option and not a good choice for those with a very tight budget. 
  • This may seem like a large step for someone who is starting from scratch as a beginner, especially if they are an adult.
  • You may have an overwhelming number of choices to go through to find a good fit in your area. 

Where To Start


You can find a local saxophone teacher through a service like Thumbtack. Sites like these sites allow you to find professionals in your area that are currently available for new clients. 

Find A Virtual Saxophone Teacher 


Finding a virtual sax teacher is a great choice for those who are also learning to play. It's a great choice if you find yourself unable to meet with a teacher in person.

Pros:

  • This is the best option for those who are living in an area that has limited access to saxophone teachers that they can choose.
  • It's also an excellent choice for those with a large budget to do saxophone lessons over a long period.
  • A virtual saxophone teacher is also a good idea for someone who can consistently meet with their teacher every week to work on their musical skill, but you can be a little less strict with your meeting times. 
  • A private virtual saxophone teacher can get to know you personally and work with your individual needs. 

Cons:

  • You will need to have or borrow/rent your own saxophone to practice with.
  • This can be costly and not a good choice for those with a very tight budget. 
  • This may seem like a giant step for someone who is starting from scratch as a beginner, especially if they are an adult.
  • You may have an overwhelming number of choices to go through to find a good fit when choosing from online options. 
  • Sound delays and low audio quality from wifi and other technical aspects can often interrupt lessons. 



Where To Start


You can find a virtual saxophone teacher through a service like TakeLessons. Sites like these sites allow you to find online professionals currently available for new clients. 

Follow A Saxophone Training Course 


Finding a virtual saxophone teacher to provide you with a prerecorded training program is a solid choice for those who are also learning to play. It's a great choice if you find yourself unable to afford a private teacher. 

Pros:

  • It's a great choice for those who don't have a large budget set aside to do saxophone lessons over a long period of time.
  • A virtual saxophone teacher is also a good idea for someone who can't consistently meet with their teacher every week to work on their musical skill.
  • It's a good choice for someone who is starting from scratch as a beginner, especially if they are an adult.

Cons:

  • You may have an overwhelming number of choices to go through to find a good fit when choosing from online options. 
  • A prerecorded virtual saxophone program can not get to know you personally and work with your individual needs. This is a big con, so don't be fooled by this shorter con list here! 

Where To Start


You can find a good saxophone lesson program through an online course service like Udemy. Programs like this allow you to find professionals online that are currently available for anyone, and many highly-rated and affordable lessons are available for those looking for beginner saxophone instruction. 


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