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    Private Lessons - Saxophone

Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience.

About the Saxophone

The saxophone (referred to colloquially as the sax) is a 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.

About Our Private Lessons

New students must complete an online lesson placement request form. Conservatory staff or your assigned instructor will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term.

When choosing a private lesson, you will need to consider:

  • number of lessons
  • length of lesson
  • what time of day you prefer 
  • which day of the week you prefer 

The average instruction per term (fall, winter or summer) is 16-18 hours.

The general rates for private lessons are 30 minutes for $39.50, 45 minutes for $59.25, 60 minutes for $79.00.

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If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!