Musika recommends renting a Yamaha, Jupiter, or Selmer saxophone. The student will also need to purchase a few reeds to begin. The strength of reed is measure of a scale of 1-4, 1 being the softest, 4 being the hardest. We recommend starting with a softer reed, a Rico 1.5 or 2.
Lessons in home are a great way to improve your saxophone skills and save time and money. Taking lessons in your home reduces travel time and expenses and allows you to express yourself musically in the space you know best.
Each lesson is personalized to the student. The teacher will concentrate on the needs and goals of the individual. However, general topics will be covered, such as: how to clean, put together, and hold the saxophone, how to blow correctly into the instrument to develop a nice tone in all registers, how to finger the notes, slurring and tongueing, and how to read music!
It is never too late to begin sax! We have many students who begin as adults. Our teachers have experience working with all ages and can work with you whether you are a beginner just looking to gain exposure or advanced player looking to improve.
The minimum age for beginning saxophone is around age 8. The students needs to be big enough to hold the instrument properly even with the aid of the neck stap, and have the lung capacity and finger strength to play. Some band programs will start young players on clarinet before allowing them to switch to sax.