Learn to Play the Alto Saxophone

This course will teach you how to play the Alto Saxophone. To play tunes and understand basic musicianship.

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1 class per week, for 4 weeks

Multi Class Course

45 minutes

Class Duration

1-1 students

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This course will teach you how to play the Alto Saxophone. You will learn how to play tunes and basic musicianship. No experience is needed. For beginners. In less than no time, you will be well on the way to mastering this beautiful sophisticated instrument and will be able to impress your friends and family with a range of tunes at your fingertips. You should be playing well-known tunes by the 2nd or 3rd lesson. The course covers how to prepare and insert the reed, the correct embouchure and posture. You will learn each note and the fingering. Basic music theory and how to read music. Lessons are tailor-made depending on your requirements and we learn at your own speed. I am always open to discussion and questions about your course. Iet's have some fun while you learn. You will need an Alto Saxophone with strength 2 Reeds (I recommend Rico Royal) also your own copy of Andy Hamptons Basic Saxophone book which are all available from many places including Amazon. In time you may also need to purchase other music books. On the Zoom platform, backing music for songs will be played at your end.
The alto saxophone also referred to as the alto sax or simply the alto is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s and patented in 1846. It is pitched in E♭ and is smaller than the tenor, but larger than the soprano.
I am self taught and have been a professional saxophonist since 1979. I am a very patient teacher and have taught many a beginner. I am qualified in teaching music theory. I am a professional musician and singer trained at The Arts Educational, Tring Park and have over 40 years experience - teacher in singing, saxophone, piano, stage production & theory. I have worked in Theatre productions, cruise ships many TV shows and in recording studios.

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Jacqui Ridler

Fun lessons for Beginner Alto Saxophone, Beginner Piano or any standard Singing Cabaret Concert and Christmas Shows
8 teacher reviews total

About Me

I have many years experience both in performing and teaching. I have performed as a professional singer and saxophonist all around the world in Theatre productions, on board cruise ships, many TV appearences and in recording studios. I trained at the renown stage school and college Tring Park. I teach Alto Saxophone and Piano for beginners or Singing for any standard (not classical or Folk) Stage performance, rehearsals for audition pieces or microphone technique. My teaching style includes discussion, instruction, fun vocal warm up, practical exercises and mastering your choice of song/musical piece. Lessons are fun and tailor made to your requirements. I can also offer live performances for individuals or groups these can be themed, singalong or just ambient Saxophone.

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