The saxophone is usually thought of as a jazz instrument, however it has also been used successfully with symphonic music such as Bizet, Massenet, and Berlioz. It has a singing quality with a rich middle register, commanding low register, and an exciting and colourful extended range.
A saxophone for a child is a great starting point for learning music. The middle range is easy to play and even with the very beginners, a squeak is not very commonly heard, as long as they are taught correctly right from the start.
Watch this clip to listen to what a saxophone sounds like.
What are the requirements?
You will need a saxophone, a few reeds and a music book that will be on your enrolment confirmation. I strongly recommend hiring a saxophone from MusicWorks Epsom. You can hire on a monthly, term, school year or annual basis. Please make sure you let them know that Melanie Wilton Music referred you.
It is suggested that you also get a music stand and download a metronome app.
What am I going to get out of the lessons?
You will learn how to play a reed instrument with a clear and a melodic tone.
As you progress through the levels, you will learn how to read all notes and understand different types of rhythm.
What is the recommended age for learning the flute?
I teach saxophone to students from 8 – 108. If your child has not played a wind instrument before, it is recommended that they learn the recorder for a term.