- Saxophone 2020
February 8, 2020 - December 12, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Enrolments for Saxophone in 2020 are now open!
First Year Students are free for 2020. Beginner classes at 9.00am
Tutor for 2020 is Stefenie Pickston.
The saxophone is not dissimilar to a clarinet, and can easily be learnt by a clarinet player. While proving very popular in military band music, the saxophone is most commonly associated with jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. There is a complete saxophone family of various sizes. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.
Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1846. He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and also the most adaptive of the brass – which would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections.
Children should check and see if they are big enough to play the saxophone – you really do need blowing power and muscle!
Lessons: Each lesson is 45 minutes in length and can accommodate up to four students per class
Class Times: Saturday mornings between 8.30 and 12.30pm
Once enrolled, the music school supervisor will allocate an appropriate time according to ability & level.
Class Dates: Classes run for all four school terms – see 2019 calendar for dates
Minimum age: 10 years old
Instrument Hire: From 2018 we will no longer hire out Saxophones. We recommend hiring from KBB music. For further details please see Instrument Hire
Reeds – allow up to $4.00 each. Several are required over the year
Other accessories are available from or music school office.
Saxophone book ‘Essential Elements Book 1’ – $24.00
Saxophone book ‘Essential Elements Book 2’ – $25.00
After enrolment, please see the Supervisor or the class teacher about which music book is right for your child’s class and level, so that you can buy the right one.