We offer saxophone lessons for students of all ages, skill levels and interests. Because each student has different goals, our saxophone lessons are customized to the needs of each individual saxophone student; and that includes the style of music that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop.
Studies show that there are many benefits to music and saxophone lessons, especially in the long term. Therefore, our goal is to keep the students interested, engaged and excited about learning music and playing the saxophone through many additional fun and educational experiences. We want to develop great musicians out of all our students, including the students that pursue saxophone lessons as a hobby or a de-stressing activity.
Our music and saxophone lessons are based on the belief that great musicians are extremely good at their instrument, including sight reading, technique, theory and so on; that they have a lot of practical experience, performing on different stages for all kinds of audiences; and finally, that they know how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio. Our music school is unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all these aspects of musicianship, which a private instructors or other schools do not have the knowledge or facilities to teach.
We also encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our Rock Band or Bands and Ensembles programs, or informally by finding and performing together with other students at our Student Showcases or other community events.
Saxophone Lessons Highlights
Saxophone Lessons Prices
The prices for private saxophone lessons are:
$35 per 30-min lesson.
$50 per 45-min lesson.
$65 per 60-min lesson.
Below are the monthly costs for a four week month. There is no long term contract; a 30-day notice is all that is required to stop the music lessons.
30 min. Private Music Lessons: $140 per month (4 weeks)
45 min. Private Music Lessons: $200 per month (4 weeks)
60 min. Private Music Lessons: $260 per month (4 weeks)
There is a one time $25 registration fee ($40 per family).
All saxophone lessons include:
- Participation in 6 Student Showcases per year, at no extra cost
- Video/audio recording of student’s performances at each Showcase
- Opportunities to sing at events held at the Music Vault Academy
- Opportunities to sing at nearby community events and festivals
- Recording studio classes
- Production deals (by invitation only)
- Free clinics, shows and events
Saxophone Lessons FAQs
What are the benefits of studying Saxophone?
In addition to the many benefits of studying music, the saxophone is a highly social instrument and allows performers to play in many different styles and ensembles. Saxophonists can perform as soloists, in jazz or classical ensembles, pop bands and inmany other other groups.
How old should my child be to start saxophone lessons?
Around 10 years old is a general guideline, but it will depend on the hand size and whether adult teeth have come through. Very determined students can start as young as six.
What do you teach during saxophone lessons? What teaching methods?
Saxophone lessons are completely catered to each student. Students will draw on a variety of methods depending on what most suits there musical development.
Are there different methods for learning how to play the saxophone? What is the difference and which one is better?
Saxophone can primarily divided into a Jazz or Classical school of pedagogy, each of which can be broken down into further methods. Most students move between different styles and it is not until a high level that students need to focus on one style. Both methods have many advantages and it is really up to the musical preferences of the students.
Do I need to own a saxophone to take saxophone lessons?
Yes, you will need to rent or buy a saxophone. Music Vault Academy has saxophones for rent, if you are interested in renting. If you want to buy the saxophone, will also need a mouthpiece, neck-strap and reeds. Students will on average need a new reed once a month.
What are the different types of saxophones? Which one should I play?
The four main types of saxophone are soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. The baritone saxophone is the lowest pitched, followed by tenor, alto and then at the top the soprano. Most students begin on the alto saxophone, although occasionally students will start on tenor.
Our Saxophone Teachers
All of our music teachers have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country: Harvard University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory, and University of Southern California. Excellent music instruction and great learning experience are our top priorities and that starts with having the very best music teachers and all the support the school can give them. Our teachers are great with children, adults, beginners or advanced students, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.