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Finding Your Perfect Saxophone Teacher


Are you interested in learning the saxophone? The saxophone is one instrument which could take anyone from a month to a few years to learn efficiently. Learning a song is much harder than learning a few notes while learning easy songs could be a smarter learning experience.


Learning the saxophone is hard, but finding the perfect saxophone teacher is harder. With so many people available that know how t properly play the sax, how can you know if they know how to properly teach?


With the help of different music schools around the United States, we give you the top things to look for when finding the right saxophone instructor.

Participating Music Schools:


Music To Your Home


Atlanta Musical Arts


Blake Milton


Checking Out Online Reviews
First & foremost, when looking to try anything for the first time, reading reviews is a must. More specifically, when it comes to hiring someone with a specific skill-set, you must read online reviews of the teacher. There are many places to find saxophone lesson reviews. Yelp, SuperPages & other music instructor directories can help you find a teacher that is not only qualified, but also friendly & professional.
Ask To See A Demo
While this may seem to be the most obvious, finding a teacher that knows the basics of a saxophone won’t help you become an advanced player. Knowing the basic knowledge of a sax isn’t enough to teach someone become the expert they want to be.
By asking the instructor to see a demo video or an in-person demonstration, you can easily see the skill level the instructor has. With this, you can also see the style of playing the instructor posses and use it to determine if they have the style you ultimately want to have.
Ask Questions
Many first-time students are scared to ask questions to the instructor, especially before their first lesson. This is something that the instructor should appreciate. The instructor should understand that there are many different moving parts of a saxophone and they won’t be handled in the 1st lesson.
Any questions you might have, whether it be the sessions duration, the layout of the session, program & homework, no question is a stupid one. Be sure to ask your instructor anything that comes to mind.
Cost of the Lessons
The cost of the lessons could mean a lot. In this case, expensive = good. The most expensive a teacher is, the more qualified and experienced the teacher is most likely.
On the other hand, using a cheap saxophone teacher doesn’t mean you’ll have a bad experience. At times, college students will offer saxophone lessons at a highly discounted rate to help pay for their living expenses. They may be at the college on a music scholarship.
Be Confident In Your Pick
At the end of the day, none of these tips matter more importantly than feeling confidence and ease with your saxophone teacher. If you’re qualifying your teacher and you have a bad feeling, about anything, it might be time to continue your search for the right teacher.
Video: How to get started on the saxophone!

December 6, 2016     0 Comments   , , , ,