Saxophone Lesson Basics
There are three main sizes of sax: alto, tenor and baritone. They all have the same fingerings, so if you can play one, you can play them all.
The alto sax is in the key of Eb. It’s small, light and easy to handle. It’s the best saxophone for young kids and is the size almost everyone starts with.
The tenor sax is in Bb. It’s the most commonly played in rock, pop and jazz, so students often start on alto and move up to tenor as they get older or more experienced.
The baritone – or bari – sax is the lowest, the rarest and most expensive of the saxophones. It has a deep, low growl and is usually played by experienced players.
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Lessons For Beginning Sax Players
Kids and Very Young Beginners
Saxophone students usually start around nine years old on the alto. For younger students, or kids on the small side,
the clarinet is a good place to start. For very young kids the recorder is a great place to start. It can be taught to kids as young as three or four.
If you have lungs and a mouth, you can play the saxophone and it’s never too late to start. If you’re an adult and just starting, we’ll help you find the right instrument and start strong!
Did you know Musicologie was voted Best Music Instruction in Columbus by readers of Columbus Parents Magazine? We’ve been among the top studios in town in the trusted family publication since we opened our doors.
Sax for Experienced Players
Are you in middle school or high school band and need help preparing for an audition, competition or performance?
We’ve been there and know exactly how to approach those nerve-wracking situations. Let us know what you’re working on and we’ll help you do your best!
Meet our students
Many of our students are young beginners, but we also have students attending Berkelee, adult who are just starting out, and semi-pro players honing their chops.
How saxophone lessons work at Musicologie
Our teaching studio is in Grandview Heights where we do one-on-one saxophone lessons, group classes and more
Our Grandview studio is at 1400 W 3rd Ave. We have rooms full of guitars and amps available for our students to play during lessons, including a 1960 Guild acoustic and a wall of Fender and Marshall guitar amps.