Kid’s Saxophone Lesson

Checklist For Finding The Right Saxophone Teacher For Your Kid Saxophone Lessons

The best age to start saxophone lessons varies, mostly determined by the size of the child and which type of the saxophone they are interested in. We typically recommend the minimum starting age to be seven or eight for saxophone lessons. Alto saxophones are best suited for younger students due to their size, roughly two feet in length. The alto sax is also the most popular type of saxophone for beginners, due to its compact size and lower weight.

Children in general have shorter attention span and we recommend only starting them on Kid Saxophone Lessons only if they express interest in mastering it. Mastering a new instrument like the saxophone can be tricky and sometimes children lose interest if it is too technical or challenging.

Our Kid Saxophone Lessons focus on simplifying the lesson modules so that it is taught in bite-sized pieces with lots of interaction during lessons. Your child will feel excited and delighted after every class as he or she will master a new technique in playing the saxophone.

Some beginner saxophone techniques your child will be learning:

Being Comfortable With Holding Saxophone And Creating A Proper Embouchure
Fun Ways To Master Correct Breathing Techniques To Strengthen The Diaphragm To Play The Saxophone Easily
Gaining Confidence By Gradually Introducing Saxophone Techniques Step by Step That They Can Notice Improvement At Every Session
Personalized Coaching According To Your Child’s Learning Styles

Essentially, the lessons are designed to help your child master a sense of confidence in their musical talent, through simple interactive exercises. We aim to make your child look forward to every class with their teacher.

This is an example of the structure of the lessons. It will be slightly amended to your child’s learning styles and teacher’s teaching styles.

Lesson 1 – Building A Strong Foundation

  • Learning the do’s and dont’s of holding the saxophone.
  • Mastering a proper embouchure for higher sound production with minimal blowing effort.
  • Learning critical techniques for controlling the diaphragm to become a powerhouse sound machine.

Lesson 2 – Preparing To Become A Master Saxophonist With Proper Habits

  • Understanding the importance of mastering the right habits right from the start.
  • Correct posture and finger practice techniques for powerful sounds and minimal effort
  • Practicing lesson 1 and 2 to gain a strong understanding of the foundation

Lesson 3 – De-mystifying The Music Language

  • Introducing the music language through games and cards
  • Reading and understanding music chords and scales is introduced through fun and games
  • Follow the saxophone teacher! By following the saxophone teacher and phrasing their sounds, they will be excited about playing simple songs easily and quickly

Lesson 4 – Introducing The Saxophonist’s First Song

  • Mastering simple songs to play on the saxophone
  • Incorporating all the proper habits and practicing it on the simple songs
  • Gaining confidence about their saxophone abilities and enjoying the instrument
  • Learning their first complete song and performing for family members

Lesson 5 – Mastering New Advanced Techniques

  • Flutter tongue and growling techniques to strengthen their diaphragms for mastering control over air streams
  • Advanced patterns and phrasing. Saxophone teacher will introduce more complicated patterns for different saxophone tunes and notes.

Lesson 6 – Advanced Songs For Advanced Saxophonists

  • Tone production, which focuses on coordinating mouth, tongue and fingers to achieve the right pitch and sounds.
  • Achieving long tones, which focuses on hitting the right a good tone through embouchure development and breathe control.
  • Introduction of more advanced songs and practicing the advanced techniques