Age Group:
9 years +
Lesson Duration:
30 minutes weekly
Minimum Practice:
3 x 10 minute sessions per week
Instrument Required?


Saxophone is a groovy insrtument. It is in demand in a wide variety of music especially jazz and even rock bands. The fingering combinations are the same as the clarinet but it is easier to make early notes with than the clarinet. Sax is a reed instrument so be prepared to replace reeds when they split. 

Like all wind instruments, saxophone requires the proper embouchure (mouth & lip position) as well as a good deal of breath control using the player's diaphragm. Sax is best learn from around 9 years of age. Adults can also happily learn sax and thoroughly enjoy it!

Private lessons can be a great adjunct to school band programmes. If your child's interest is waning or you think he may be bored sign up for some private lessons and see the difference. We have found that students have regained their enthusiasm for music through private lessons and gone to the top of the class at school. There's nothing like good progress and sense of personal achievement to simulate interest.

What you'll learn...

  • the correct posture (the way a player stands and holds their instrument) is important and is something that is developed over time.

  • the correct embouchure (mouth and lip position)

  • how play your instrument

  • how to read music and any other music theory required for playing sax

  • breathing in the correct way to control your sound

We recommend young beginners (4 - 8 yr olds) start with a Forte music course, where all the basics including pitch training are developed. See Our Philosophy.

Whether you're looking for a course or private lessons, come along to see just how good our teachers are and how much you will enjoy learning to play at Forte. Click here to find your local Forte School.