Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards by Steve Edwards - music in London
Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards by Steve Edwards - music in London

Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards

this is an introductory course for beginners and complete beginners wishing to learn to play the saxophone.

Saxophone Class

Six session course

Beginner

Notting Hill W11

Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards
by Steve Edwards
Six session course
£175 per person

Classes

Six session course

Daytime

This is an introductory course for beginners and complete beginners wishing to learn how to play the saxophone. The course will teach you the basic principles of playing an instrument in general and the saxophone in particular. Over the course of five carefully designed sessions you will learn:

  • How to handle and assemble your instrument.
  • You will be introduced to various breathing techniques in order to learn how to breathe naturally when performing and how to deal with stage fright and performance related anxieties and tension releasing exercises for your various body parts.
  • You will learn about instrument maintenance, how best to take care of your instrument including practical tips taken from real life experience.
  • You will take the first steps towards playing your instruments. Under expert guidance you will play your first notes to create melodies, existing melodies as well as your own.
  • You will be introduced to transposition on your instrument. To understand about transposition and how it works is an invaluable tool when playing with other musicians.
Read more +

Select a class time

Sat 8 Dec, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Notting Hill, W11 1JD

Sat 15 Dec, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 22 Dec, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 29 Dec, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 5 Jan, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 12 Jan, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 12 Jan, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Notting Hill, W11 1JD

Sat 19 Jan, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 26 Jan, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 2 Feb, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 9 Feb, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sat 16 Feb, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

Gift this class to a friend or loved one

Did you know?

You probably know the saxophone family is made of the sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, contrabass and sub-contrabass. Soprano, alto, tenor and baritone are the most common today but do you know which model was created first by the chap who invented it - Adolphe Sax? Mr. Sax got the idea to try using a bass clarinet mouthpiece on an ophicleide! It’s a low instrument and the first model of saxophone Adolphe Sax created was a bass saxophone in C!
Obby guarantees good classes

Obby Guarantee

We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.

Obby guarantees good classes

Gift this class to a friend or loved one

Class location

Notting Hill
6J Hedgegate Court
Powis Terrace
W11 1JD
London

Gallery (5)

Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards by Steve Edwards - music in London

About your host, Steve Edwards

Stephen Edwards is a Notting Hill born and bred arranger and composer with Caribbean roots. As well as studying music at Goldsmith College, he's also a fully qualified musical instrument repairer of woodwind and brass instruments. Steve plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone as well as the piano. His band "The Stephen Edwards Band" recorded their debut album ‘Mr Redman' at the famous Arnold Murhen studio in Amsterdam, which will be released later in 2018.

Steve is an amazing teacher, who generously shares his incredible knowledge of and passionate for music. He is patient, understanding and fun.

Mindful of the importance of a solid foundation, Steve does not teach snippets of knowledge in a random session. Instead he offers a foundation course on the principles of how to use your instrument to express your unique voice. He will also guide you on how to use the experience you already have to be the best player you can be - whether as a saxophonist, pianist, drummer or singer. The principles are always the same!

Music style: Jazz, Ska, Hip-hop, Fusion

Complete beginners to intermediate and beyond are ALL welcome.

Read more +

Notes

please bring your own instrument

Requirements

no prior knowledge is needed. children and adults of all ages are welcome!

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Introduction to the Saxophone with Steve Edwards
by Steve Edwards
Six session course
£175 per person
Six session course
from £175 per person