For a beginning player, we would recommend renting a Jupiter, Yamaha, or Selmer saxophone. Sax students will also need to purchase reeds to play on their instrument. For new players a softer reed is more appropriate. The strength of a reed is measured on a scale from 1-4: 1 being the softest, 4 being the hardest. We recommend starting with a Rico brand 1.5 or 2 reed, however, students should meet with their teacher first before buying reeds in bulk.
In-home saxophone lessons are a convenient option for improving your musical skills. In home lessons are virtually the same in every aspect as lessons taught in a studio. You can let Musika know what days and times work best and the teacher will arrange to teach lessons in your home for the same price as in-studio lessons.
Your saxophone teacher will concentrate on developing a nice tone in all registers, how properly shape your lips around the mouthpiece, correct breathing and posture, and techniques for improving quick finger action. If you are interested in a particular style, we can match you with an instructor who has experience teaching that genre.
Saxophone can be a wonderful instrument for older students. Of the woodwinds, the saxophone can be a relatively easy instrument to get a sound out of, and our teachers can work with you to develop and mature that sound. The saxophone is an incredibly versitle instrument, popular in jazz, pop, and blues. Whatever your style, our teachers can cater to you!
The saxophone is a fairly durable instrument and can be a great instrument for a young player. However, the student does need to be big enough to hold the instrument, and have the lung capacity to create a supported sound. New players should start on alto sax.